Story Promotion Update + News About the Future of the Forums

So… I made a small administrative change to the Promote Your Story section: #share:promote-your-story. If you’re observant, you might have noticed it! Or maybe you got notifications when I edited your post :stuck_out_tongue:

Basically, I added tags to all of the posts on there (I hope). These tags are there to tell people what app or platform your story is on before they click on it.

So from now on, please make our job a little easier and add the tag to your promotion thread! I understand that you might forget at first, so the @ForumStaff will also be here to help!

This is an important development for us because I want us to move away from just being a forum to discuss Episode matters.

Don’t get me wrong! I love how many people from Episode there are on here and I want us to continue discussing Episode matters! However, it kinda bothers me a little when people say “the official forums” when talking about the Episode forums as if this place will only ever be an unofficial Episode forum.

That was never the point! Episode was only supposed to be a small part of what we discussed on these forums. It was supposed to be able all kinds of writing!

None of you have done anything wrong. It’s more my fault than anything else. I got complacent and let this only focus on Episode because it was easy for me.

But from now on, I’ll be doing lots of new stuff to make sure that we broaden out and focus on lots of new discussions, too!

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Awesome!

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I’m glad you think so! It’s a small change, but I hope it will make a difference!

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To me it never felt that way but I understand it if others do. To everyone else reading this please promote other writing apps! Don’t be scared and think that the writing apps that you use are wrong. we , or at least I, just don’t know that many besides wattpad and episode! and you know you also don’t have to do only writing apps. We also discuss our games right here!

Like pokemon go for example.

or harry potter wizards unite

or make our own fun games

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This will be good for the forums. I hope we can get a good flow going too. I try to come up with some ideas!

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Oh thank God. I saw the editting notification and thought I’d done something wrong!

Lol, this is a great idea. That way, if I wanted to see Wattpad story suggestions, I’d only see those, not the episode or any other platform ones.

Thank you! :grin:

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Oh I was thinking maybe we should have like a writing class that helps with writing. Or prompts that are like gradable by telling what would could be fixed or added to the story. It would bring in more people I believe especially if it’s for any type of platform like episode, choices, books, screenplays, and so on. I know there are prompts contest on here but I don’t think they are critiqued based per story where we can discuss what to fix and where to go from there.

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That’s a really interesting idea! How do you think it should be run? :smiley:

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I think we need to get a group who is interested in being the proofreaders or critques for the stories. Then we should put sign up thread for those who want to participate as test group to see if it will work. The prompts can start out short and get longer with each edit done to them. Like first prompt is the intro to the prologue of a story. Then second prompt would be 3 more paragraphs. Each prompt would get longer to at least the length of 2-3 pages maybe? That number can always change. It could range over like a couple of months to few months for each group? This is just a rough idea that I came up with. For the prompt givers/proofreaders we need people willing to go through multiple stories or we can assign one person to each promptee to proofread and critque the work. So that it doesn’t get dull we can switch the proofreaders each prompt from one promptee to another possibly?

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That sounds really cool! And of course I’m available for proofreading, but I charge :grimacing:

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Yeah, that should be fine. Hmm maybe it could be like small fee to join the prompt? Or do you think that will put people off?

I can make a review thread

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It would probably put people off haha. That’s why I never advertise :grimacing:

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Right, so no fee but the idea still works. We could use @chococarmela review thread idea to for one of the proofreaders? It’s a good idea to make that.

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Also, you could come up with the prompt stories? If you want too? I was thinking we could get @Talu on board too?

@ShanniiWrites Should we go through with the plan?

I was thinking of making a thread for proofreaders to sign up and promptee’s to sign up as well.

Sounds great!

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Cool, I already made the proofreader sign up thread!

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@AnimeOtome just posted her roleplay classes. Roleplaying is still writing so I thought I’d mention it.

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Yeah! Its actually meant for both.

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