I’ve been working on my story for a while, but as I go through it again and again it seems a bit boring. I’m a relatively new author, and I thought it was decent but now I’m not sure. I honestly want that attention grabbing intro and dynamic to pull it all together. I just went along writing what I liked, but nothing seems to be appealing to readers as they seem to never read all the way through.
What makes a story interesting to y’all? I like to add a bit of my own little comedy in there.
Have an interesting plot - Don’t have a plot that goes ‘innocent girl falls for bad boy’ but then again, it’s all up to you! But make sure to have a plot that makes readers want to keep reading the story.
Plot twists!! - Don’t end an episode with the note on where reader can guess what’s gonna happen in the next episode. Have a plot twist that’ll make the reader go ‘What?!’
Advanced directing! - It’s totally okay if you are still learning around the code because everyone struggles a bit at the beginning but if you want the story to be eye-catching it’s important that you have advanced directing such as zooms and spot directing (not only stage right, left and center. I meant spot directing that looks realistic.) Add please add background characters! If you are struggling with directing and codes, @/JosephEvans youtube videos are super helpful! And as well as @/Dara.Amarie’s templates and directing help.
Don’t use lot of transitions - A lot of ppl mentioned that slow transitions make them lose the interest in the story. So be aware not use long transitions.
Give all your characters a personality.
If you are doing a story that contains sensitive topics (Drug use, self harm, eating disorders etc.)please do your research!
Add diversity to your story. - Have characters of different ethnicities, religions etc.
These are just my thoughts on what should be included in a story to keep the readers engaged.
I’ll link some threads below that’ll also be helpful to write a story.
Note: If you are in need of backgrounds and overlays, there are many editors/artists that offer free backgrounds and overlays
Adding along with your comment they can also use @amepisode linktree (for free backgrounds and overlays) along with @catthegirl.
And the websites they can also use Unsplash, Pixabay and I think pngtree
I’ve just been writing for fun because I like it, but I feel like the beginning could be changed a bit and give it more of a slow burn. I’d love it if you’d take a look and let me know what you think! It’s called Hopelessly In Love