I believe that learning to code for episode platform and to direct (to a certain extent) a story is way easier than learning to write properly.
Writing is not just a skill that you can practice with tutorials and guides. It’s also your life experience, books you’ve read (both fiction and nonfiction), people you’ve met, places you’ve been to, knowledge you’ve gained and more and more and more. While coding is pretty much following rules.
Surely you can be creative with your code, and you need to be creative with your directing, but still it’s kind of easier (or so it seems to me).
Another problem is that a lot of authors’ first language is not English. I myself have this problem. I’ve been writing in my own language for my whole life. I know how to play with words, let the narrative flow and change character perspective in one word. But it’s not like that with English. I struggle a lot trying to make characters in my story talk like real people as I’m not even sure I have a distinct voice while speaking and writing in English. So I always google, check, read articles and so on. And I can see how one can be lazy and miss this step (like I’m missing it while writing on forums haha).
The coding, on the other hand, is a universal language. And all of us made our baby steps with it in the beginning.
I had one more point but I forgot it haha so I’ll probably be back later.