Hope I’m in the right category if not Sorry
But my question to everyone reading this is…
What in the first 3 chapters/episodes makes you keep wanting to read the story? Like really what…do you like the plot be briefly mentioned or straight up given to you? etc. Reply down below because Im really interested to know
I think it depends sometimes I keep reading because I think the story is so funny and sometimes I keep reading because the directing is so good or because the story is so good
You need to leave as many unanswered questions as possible, that way you have a stronger hold on the plot as well as an easily intrigued group of readers eagerly waiting for those questions to be answered!
- Also ensure you are showing the reader your story rather than simply telling it through narration and simple dialogue .
yep. this is what keeps me reading.
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A good set up intro, not to fast paced but not a much draggggggggggggged on. but a decent paced.
cliffhangerssssss i freaking love cliffhangers and if they’re well written, you KNOW i’m gonna keep reading!
I think is the advance directing … I don’r really know tho
I mostly stay because of the storyline itself. The first 3 chapters are the pilot chapters, so I expect to be on board and ready to continue with the story from those chapters alone. Second, I enjoy decent directing, especially with the clever usage of overlays and extra features (ex. mini games). Third is loyalty. Authors I am a fan of or acquaintances/friends are guaranteed my reads because I want to support their story (and often their stories fall into my other two points anways).
Hooking the reader within the first few taps is really important. Starting the story with something bland like the alarm ringing and the MC’s day starting is boring. You want to start in the middle of action, creating the unanswered questions discussed above. The unanswered questions can slowly be answered as the user reads on and by the time those questions are answered, there are new questions created by the plot and/or the readers are engrossed in the main characters and where the story is heading next. Any summarizing for the intro you do- if you do one (personally think it’s more interesting without one, but sometimes you may need one), make sure to leave out any unnecessary information. Adding unnecessary information is boring.
Also, another way I observed is often in fantasies, the setting itself is so captivating that it itself creates questions. This is what I strive for lol, but I don’t think I’m capable enough of a writer to do that.
I only keep reading if the story has interesting characters. I love reading well-written dialogues and I love to see how different personalities interact and develop their relationship with each other. If the characters are boring or have no personality, no matter what the plot is, I will stop reading.
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