What makes a good episode story

what makes a good episode story in ur opinion

mine
*mafias (just my preference)
CC and written in LL
good background story to characters
show not tell
good book covers
music

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Custom overlays (not too much)
Unpredictable plot
custom backgrounds (yeah I want to see different backgrounds, not just episode ones)
good covers
Description

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Custom overlays and backgrounds (enough to keep the readers hook on the story)
Unpredictable story plot
Nice story covers (I mean; at least well-edited)
Interesting and revealing story description
Well-written characters
Show not tell
Advanced Directing
Slowburn (but not like, that the characters united in the final episode)

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-Show not tell characters’ traits and personality; good character development
-Use of advanced directing (like tappables, zooms, that kind of thing)
-Custom overlays (they show that the author worked pretty hard on the story)
-Believable romance (they can’t just go “oh that guy’s so cute imma kiss him now… ooh lemme go on a date with this dude I met one second ago lol”) I’m not saying that love at first sight isn’t a thing, I’m just saying that you can’t rush the plot
-Plot twists; unpredictable plot, well-planned plot
-Strong bond between the LI and MC
-Good description
-Not too many cliches or none

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  • advanced directing
  • interesting plot
  • relatable/fun personality
  • good story covers
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Amazing how many people want a good cover, like sure it makes you tap, but its not like its a thing there matter to the story.

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It doesn’t, but it catches readers’ attention. Good cover = more reads. I’m convinced that some stories on the trending shelf are only there because of their covers… not to name names, of course

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Mostly, I love sincere, fleshed-out characters. I’ve realized I can read any genre as long as the characters and their relationships intrigue me. Give me nuance! Give me three-dimensional personalities!

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  • Custom backgrounds & Overlays
  • Upredictable Plots (I haven’t read many stories in my last few years of reading episode stories that weren’t predictable, but when they weren’t predictable they were absolutely amazing to read)
  • Well Edited/Drawn Covers
  • Characters with their own personalities & background stories
  • More Complex/Advanced Coding (Tappables/Zooms/Important Choices)
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I like cliffhangers at the end of an episode that I wasn’t expecting until about 3 seconds before and I suddenly go ‘OH MY GOD IT’S …’ or just a good cliffhanger because they really keep me hooked on the story

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-full cc (i’m sorry, i just feel more connected to the story when i can customize my mc and li)
-correct grammar
-meaningful/unpredictable plot
-death (it may seem kind of weird but when there is a tragedy in a story, it makes it 10x better because we get to see the characters in a most time, new and vulnerable state)
-developed side characters
-attention to detail
-mystery

Here’s mine

  • Original,l and creative, not using cliché storylines or plots
  • Good overs
  • Good description
  • Advanced directing
  • Full CC
  • MC and Li with good personality
  • A good and interesting plot
  • Point systems
  • Having tappable overlays or whatever you call them ( I love them, it makes the story so interesting and fun!)
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Bump!

Some may find a few of mine weird, but…

  • Good narration.
  • Good grammar.
  • For romance: it’s more slow-burn, not fast-paced
  • Advanced Directing
  • Only 1 LI (I f*cking hate love-triangles with almost all of my heart.)
  • When it’s not a self-insert. (When the character isn’t ‘You’ but rather you’re playing as another character. Like Faye from Burning Waves or Solar from Mendacity. I just don’t like playing as myself that much.)
  • When choices don’t matter… or if they do, they don’t affect the main ending, and you just get different bonus scenes.
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