POLL: How long episodes / chapters should be?


If it’s more than 20 minutes, I’m exiting the story.


Same :joy: unless it’s Flashback Friday by @Daisy_W episode 10 was 22 minutes long but I didn’t had enough!


I like episodes to be between 10-15 minutes, though 20 minutes is fine if the content is good enough. I like stories compact without much filler, so between 10-20 episodes is best. I think around 15 is ideal for me.


I feel like 15-20 minute chapters are good. I feel like10-minute ones are a little too short.


I think someone already touched this, but it depends. But I don’t really know. It differs.

If I read a short chapter, but there’s a lot of plot moving forward, effects and zooms etc. Knowing they took the time to create that chapter. I would be incredibly satisfied. Even if it was like seven minutes etc.

If I have to read a chapter for over twenty five minutes. I usually fall asleep or go to music because there usually isn’t any sound or choices. And as entertaining as a storyline can be. It can be a very tiring to read.

I went off topic here.

If the story is a mess, I usually read it looking at the errors and mistakes. Laugh a little and then stop reading. Yes, I know it seems cruel but it is funny tbh, but it also shows that they were in a rush to publish. Meaning, how can you not go back and revise the chapters that you already made? Coding takes patience, you might as well go all out. Especially when unpublished.


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I personally would say no more than 10 minutes.
I like a quick read when I’ve things to do. If I use 4 passes and each chapter is 20 minutes long that’s like 1 hour and 20 minutes of starring at my phone.
But that’s just me :slight_smile::slight_smile:


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My chapters so far range from 2700 at the lowest lines, and then 10000 at the highest lines.

It depends on what’s going on in the chapter, what scenes you need to have before cutting it off comfortably.

I feel like the time it takes to read these would range from 5-10 minutes at the lowest and then no more than 20 for the highest. It depends on the readers, too though. The person I have reading my story for me to determine how to code certain stuff,

My most specific example is like, walking talking to a position with more than one walking and talking dialogue.

She reads I think moderately quick. But I read very slow, so… >. >


I tend loose interest on long episodes


I don’t even know tbh. I’m a quick reader so I go about reading stories fast.


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I like episodes that are 13-15 minutes long. A couple of my favourite stories have episodes that are only 8 minutes long, and whilst it kind of annoys me to spend a pass on something that seems so short, the good plot makes up for it. I appreciate stories that are longer too, but I usually wait longer to read them.


I love short episodes a lot :smile: 5-10 mins is a good length but I think that the majority of readers prefer longer ones : )

SO AGREE WITH THIS :sparkling_heart:

Someone suggested that:

Which completely confused me, as I always thought people preferred longer episodes over shorter ones. Even in fan-mails, you can see complaints about episodes being too short. Hmm…also no idea where Episode published these data XD


every1 who said 15+ are not writers on episode loll


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