Hi, I’m brand new to Episode and am currently writing my first story.
A while ago, a girl wrote to me on Instagram, whose story was first published and then withdrawn by Episode, because it apparently violates their ccontent guidelines. I’m really confused now because I don’t think she wrote anything bad. - Example: she was bleeding from the head and had some cuts.
My story is about a gang and logically I put swear words in there or just things that such a gang boss might say. Something like, “If you don’t shut the fuck up right now, I’m going to cut your ears off!”
Is that too violent? Do I need to rewrite that somehow?
But a scene like that really only happens rarely and is not the focus. It’s more about the love affair between the boss and his girlfriend, who has nothing to do with gang life.
So, to shorten my question: Can I include such things in the story, or do I have to rewrite it and am I allowed to make hints like - “Just the thought of what I would do with her if I had the time” - Or is that forbidden?
→ At the beginning of each chapter, of course, I put a warning so that the reader can decide if he wants to read the story or not.
Thanks in advance and sorry for the long text.
I really don’t feel like posting my story and then having it taken away, cause of the content guidelines.