What are some must haves for an Episode story?

Could you emphasize on that?

yes. :sunglasses:

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This maybe the most important thing a writer can do, it’s really obvious when an author has no idea what they are writing anymore because they’ve already gotten in the scenes that covered their vague idea and they don’t know where to go now. Always make yourself a map so you don’t get lost.

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Exactly, and this is where they say, “Okay, what should come next?” “I should have plan first before starting.” “I need help on what should be the next scene.” Always, plan before starting, then start coding and creating characters, etc. Then you’ll be good to go.

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According to me, a consistant plot is mandatory ! I haaate when characters are messing things up purposely in order to fulfill the storyline, like faking a dilemna. i think its even more frustrating when u cant avoid the situation and you have to witness things getting worse and worse
I also enjoy LL customization as well, as such as character development : side characters matters too. I hate when a story only focus on the two mains…

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Moved to Episode Fan Community since Community is for discussing specific stories. Make sure to check out our Forum Tutorial for more info about creating topics, and feel free to PM me if you’ve got questions. :wink:

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Definitely not a must have. I’d rather have a story that doesn’t mention sexuality then a story that forcibly shoves in LGBT characters. That being said, in a modern-day story, not everyone should be cishet 24/7 if it doesn’t matter to the story.

Back to not shoving in LGBT. Don’t put it in if it doesn’t make sense. The story I’m writing right now takes place in the Civil War, which most definitely was NOT an LGBT-friendly time, so I’m not gonna put in any (openly) LGBT characters.

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Sosososo true. Fangs & Paws had an AWESOME first season, but the second season was a twilight-esque crossover-filled mess. All the episodes just ran together. There was barely plot, a bunch of sub-stories, and by the time the ‘main’ villain was introduced, he was defeated two episodes later (by deus-ex-machina, i may add). I still read it because, well, fanservice, but I just know it could have been so much better.

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Fun fact, the civil war was a booming time for prostitutes of every gender - Nashville for example went from around 200 before the war to over 1500 during the war. The Richmond Dispatch reported on May 13, 1862, that since the moving of the Confederacy’s capital to Richmond that “loose males of the most abandoned character from other parts of the Confederacy” had moved to Richmond and “prostitutes of both sexes” openly displayed themselves in carriages and on sidewalks. So some people were very openly gay and diligent research is also a story must, there, now this post is unflaggable

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Jesus the episode community is smart

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Thank you for the info, I’ll be sure to try and include it!

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Actually being able to choose your love interest and all having equal amount of time.
The amount of times I’ve read stories with multiple love interest yet it’s obvious that the story is written for only one.

If your going to actually have LGTBQ+ characters do them justice so many it’s obvious the characters are thrown in for diversity factor without giving characters any depth.

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Must have: hot LI
Shouldn’t have: limelight

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Main things for me are

  • There shouldn’t be really excessive use of narration
  • I like stories that move at a fast-pace and don’t bog it down with lots of random stuff for the sake of making the episodes longer, that don’t really contribute to the plotline
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good guys

Everything @lanafrazer_episode says I agree with 100%.
In the end it’s about your plot- from how throughly it’s written to how well it’s directed.
No matter what story, and this tends to happen a lot in suspense, don’t let your readers get confused. If they don’t know what’s happening it causes them to lose interest.

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well said!

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is this supposed to be a parody answer or…?

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Nawh I’m fr :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

._. thats pretty sad but aight

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