Hello everyone! Happy New Year! This post is for authors who are just starting out and want advise/tips on how they could improve their stories. I had a thread like this on another account (which I cannot access now for one reason or another) and it was wildly successful and I had a lot of fun reading all those great stories.
When first starting out, the Writer Portal is very hard to maneuver and even when you get it, it’s still tricky to get a good, well thought out plot and developed characters on the first (or second or third) go around.
Also, I’ve noticed that it’s very difficult for new authors to get noticed on the platform, which is why we should all be scouring the new stories section (which Episode desperately needs to expand) for the next hidden gem as often as possible. I stumbled upon a great story called “New Realities” by Alecia C out of sheer luck and have read all the chapters. I don’t want authors like her to get discouraged especially when they have such amazing, original stories when they don’t get as many reads as they’d like. If you enjoy writing, go at it! Have fun! Who cares what others say (although I do understand the frustration we have as new authors when we don’t get as many reads as we think we deserve)? We should focus on writing the best story we possibly can.
So leave your stories here and we can all offer our own constructive criticism on them! If you want to support any small authors that you’ve discovered in your new stories deep dive, I’d be happy to hear those suggestions as well. I’m looking forward to reading all your stories! Please leave the following information:
I’d also really appreciate it if you guys could check out my story, Evil by SSS. I completely revamped the whole thing because I realized that I wasn’t really having the most fun time writing it. This is a story I’m passionate about and I’m excited to continue! It is an action/romance/mystery story.
Description: After an accident rid her of memory, Gia Prince discovers a world of lies, love, and betrayal. A dangerous organization, an impossible attraction, and shrouded mysteries await.
Thank you all!