I don't remember if I ever posted this blog before, but it's good enough to do again if I had. I know many will disagree with her points, but it's worth reading. I'll list the link and topic headings here:
10 Things that Red-Flag a Newbie Novelist
1) Show-offy prose
3) Episodic storytelling
4) Info-dumps and "As you Know Bob" conversation
5) Mundane dialogue and transitional scenes that don't further the action.
6) Tom Swifties and too many dialogue tags
7) Mary Sues
8) Imprecise word usage and incorrect spelling and grammar
9) Clichéd openings
As to number 3, Episodic storytelling, I actually believe readers on SOL, wattpad, and similar sites prefer them. As a short story writer, I've learned when to end a story, but so many readers want more and more. I get feedback all the time asking for more even though the story ended. And the success of the never ending stories on SOL show those readers want that kind of story.