Just curious, but you say that’s a real problem, why is it? I mean at the end of the day what is the problem caused by them doing that?
No one should be so ungrateful that they forget the people who helped and supported them along the way. Many people do on this app.
Oh I totally agree there, if they were helped to get to where they are and yet don’t feel the need to help those who helped them then of course it’s disrespectful and rude. But at the end of the day does it actually cause a problem, or is it just a behaviour and manners issue?
It definitely adds to the toxicity of the app. It ends in drama, negativity and general mistreatment of smaller authors
I suppose it could influence those of a similar disposition to act that same way. But I would prefer to think that people who see it’s ungrateful and rude to not return the favour that has benefited themselves, would choose to take a better stance on it personally and not behave that way.
I do have a question, though. Please don’t take it as an attack.
Are you promoting underrated stories now? It’s a good idea to start before you get popular
Yes, of course.
You know, I really actually liked the beginning of this thread… Authors saying what they wanted to do to help the community… What they would do if they had the chance… I see no point in saying that’s not possible! I can’t wait.
However, now it’s becoming more about what people think big authors should or shouldn’t do and that’s up to no one but the author.
I think it’s awesome that you all have high expectations for yourself, and I truly hope you all become big, popular authors!!
At the same time, that doesn’t mean you can have expectations of others.
They owe you nothing.
Be helpful because you want to be, not because you want something in return.
IF and only IF I was a popular author. I’d just be a nice person to everyone. If by accident I didn’t see a DM, I’m sorry but I’d just address that on Insta saying about school, exams and that kind of stuff. I would promote my favourite smaller author stories - only so I could say how much I loved them - not because they asked me to. I mean, I would have a life - I’m not a robot
Everybody is somebody.
If I was a popular author I’d probably make a page on ig for my own story and just post screenshots, edits, shitposts and stupid memes my readers and I make.
Always keep my fanmail open, reply to questions and whatnot. Hold character contests.
I feel like there are a lot more humble, nice popular authors than cocky, rude ones. It’s just that we spend our time talking about how bad so-and-so is and we never really stop to think about how nice those other 10 authors are. It makes it seem like there are way more bad guys than we think!
I agree with that
Agree, no one ever deserves to be called nothing, no matter who they are, it hurts
They are people. They are human just like you and me. They have lives outside of Episode. Yes, there are people who don’t know about Episode but what does that have to do with anything that we are talking about in this thread? Going on Episode is an amazing opportunity and even though not every single person in the world has downloaded the app and goes on it, it still has a lot of people that grace it. Writers have hope to bring their creativity into existence on the app for others to see. Publishing a novel is a pretty hard thing to do; honestly, this platform gives so many people a chance
You do have a point, but every author is special in their own way once they step away from their Episode life everyday.
@Jeremy or @Sydney_H could either of you please close this thread? I should’ve made this thread from the beginning, and I’d like to get rid of it. If it’s possible, I would like a topic like this to be deleted.
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