I suggest you ...

give more details about, and word-processor functions to, moves/narrations

this includes, but is not limited to:

- a running word counter at all times while you're typing a move, rather than the "x words left" that currently exists.

- a note of how many words any individual move is, so people can get a better idea of what x words looks like before making a move.

- buttons for italics, bold, etc, rather than memorization of formatting, even if said buttons just input the formatting necessary (i.e. asterisks, carrots, dashes, etc) for you.

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  • Toby Currie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    More information:

    In general, I like that Storium is a bit bare bones at times. It makes the site easy to follow and learn. However, one of the biggest "but"s I have to that is the lack of information you have while making a move. I personally have to keep a tab of "Storium formatting" and a Word Counting website tab open whenever making a move, constantly switching between the three (including the move itself), which can disrupt the process.

    It can also be difficult to plan a move out if you don't know how close you are to the word limit until you're TOO close. I've had moves where I'm not even halfway through what I was intending to write before the word limit jumps on me, and I have to rethink the whole move to account for that. Keeping track of word count as you write from the start will help to alleviate that from happening.

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