What do **YOU** think makes a good episode story and why do you write?

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#1

WHAT MAKES A GOOD EPISODE???

I thought it would be a good idea to share opinions on what makes a story good? Is there any inspirational quotes or comments or just words of wisdom from a friend that allows you to understand what makes a story meaningful and what makes it worth reading in the first place?

Me personally I believe the moral message, character development and directing of a story is what makes it good. A story can have a very interesting plot, but without a direction it can be lost, the development is not created and the characters fail to learn from their past mistakes. I believe a good story is not based on what is said but what is unsaid, the underlying meaning beneath all the drama and the ultimate relisation of the main character. What do you guys think?

WHY DO YOU WRITE? (For the authors out there.)

I also thought it would be cool to add why you write in the first place. What drives you? What makes you want to sit down and spend hours on a story?

I’m really interested to hear opinions on this!!


#2

I think what makes a good story is a good plot and good directing.

Any story I love has a unique approach like an LGBT+ MC or mental and emotional health with a hard past making the person heartbroken and looking for someone to fix them. I also find ones that are really symbolic and metaphorical to be good.

My story that I’m writing called Secrets of Life is really deep and has mental health issues but I’m always getting distracted or bored of writing so I just go on my iPad like I am now. I’m still finding motivation I think it may be to help people understand people’s struggles in a first point view and to see an whole new world


#3

Answering your first question I would say that I like the stories which are a bit realistic , where the plot progresses gradually and where characters are developed , details are paid attention to and all that.

Then secondly what inspires me to write ? Well I write just because I love to. If I am not writing and sitting free my mind runs back to my characters automatically so I don’t have to make an effort for thinking. The ideas come to mind and I write them down. That simple !


#4

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#5

I didn’t start my writing hobby on Episode. My creativity started when I could read. My hand writing was always neatest in my lower grade classes. I just had to work on my spelling. I think writing helps me escape and cope with reality. I always had a creativity mind that would get me into trouble (sometimes.) writing is just beautiful I guess.


#6

I think what makes a good story is something super creative and unlike anyone has seen before. I like it when I can really see all their hard work in the story, you can see that they really pushed themselves with the directing and they know when to place certain points in the plot to give it good suspense. I also like when the author puts in humor in unexpected places.
I like when the author creates characters like ones you might see in real life- ones that you can relate to- like a strong independent MC and a sensitive guy with a ton of feelings. I like when the author puts a lot of diversity and different cultures into their writing. It’s bound to impress more people.
What motivates me to write: I like to think of writing as a world you’re creating. You can literally put anything in it! (If writing on episode- it has to be within episode rules and guidelines tho) It motivates me to think that maybe I’ll be the next person to create a world that some people will really relate to- and be on the edge of their seats- laughing at the humorous characters. It also encourages me to think that I’m getting better and better at the writing.


#7

Hard work and dedication but also some fun. Also I think stories are the best when you can see how much effort that person has put into it, instead of not trying. Even if it’s awful, at least they tried :blush::smiley:


#8

I started writing for my best friend :blush: @Flav
We’ve both been on Episode for a looong time but never thought of be writers ourselves. And like, one day we told each other we’d write a story for the other, and it started like that :slight_smile:


#9

I think a story is good when the content is well written and thought through… It doesn’t have to be something no one has ever seen before but I like it when the author adds his/her personal touch and turns it into his/her own plot :slight_smile: