View Full Version : Tips on: Whats cool in a Story and whats not...

April 19th, 2006, 2:15 PM
1. If typed, put a few screenshots or two on each page, i myself have done it a few times and all my readers loved them...

1. stuff like this:
Bob: Hello Sally
Sally: Hello Bob
its BORING, i personally dont like it, it annoys me to no end, type like a dialouge... not like roleplaying, USE QUOTES!

well, anyone want to add anything?

April 19th, 2006, 7:53 PM
I dunno. Screenshots usually irk me. =3

oni flygon
April 19th, 2006, 9:00 PM
Screenshots are optional. A good story doesn't require fancy work or anything, especially if you know you are skilled. And since there are only a few people here who actually appreciate well written work, appeasing the superficial readers isn't very accomplishing, nor is it satisfying to me.

April 20th, 2006, 11:38 AM
They are optional, but i like to give my readers a sense of where they are im my story...

JX Valentine
April 22nd, 2006, 10:59 AM
They are optional, but i like to give my readers a sense of where they are im my story...

You should be telling the reader what's going on through words, not actual images. You are a writer, after all. And if what you're writing isn't clear enough to give the reader a hint at what's happening, then chances are you need to rework your style until the reader can at least conjure mental image of where the characters are.

That said, personally, I believe that images -- even headers, or banners that proclaim the story's logo -- are an indication that the writer is covering up for a lack of talent by attempting to distract the reader. But that's just me.

oni flygon
April 22nd, 2006, 2:24 PM
I do agree with Kazeto. Images will just distract your readers from the actual story. After all, your main goal is to entertain your audience by telling a story in the best ways as possible using the right word choices and structures.

May 1st, 2006, 5:33 PM
Hmm, the only thing with screen shots that I even remotely enjoy is when it's fanart, and well done, with a good coloring job. Sometimes, I'll make little sprite comics at the very end, but it won't have anything to do with the story-line beside's the characters. It'll just be a little funny thing at the end. But, I really only do that for other people's fanfictions that I adore, and that's only if there are the pre-mades sprites for it. Those are always pretty cool, and the authors usually like em'.

Otherwise, screenshot's/scene art bother me, because they interuppte the whole thing- and my train of thought.