We are all readers here and many of us are writers, so we know what goes into a story and what makes it good. This may be helpful for first time writers or anyone who is looking to improve your story.
So here is my checklist of things writers should check upon when they write their story and how they can improve. Feel free to comment and/or add things that should be on a list.
- Coherent plot-Check your plot to make sure it makes sense and that the characters are acting realistic as well
- Great grammar_always proofread your story and get a beta reader if English is not your first language
- No directing errors-Advanced is always preferred, but if you can do basic with no errors, that is better than Advanced with a lot of errors. Go over tutorial videos and posts on the Directing section of the forum. Have someone view your chapter to get feedback if the directing looks good.
- Consistency-Make sure the characters and plot are consistent and characters are not doing something that doesn’t fit in with the plot.