hey there. so I’ve noticed a lot of people complaining about the genre of stories (example: I’ve seen multiple people say that “action” topic is boring, repeating and that “people” don’t want to read this anymore.)
then I’ve seen people talk how these topics shouldn’t be included or are just boring to read (example: toxic relationships, mafia, LI is always saves the MC, mental and psyhical abuse, MC being shy, MC always falling for a billionare). if we stop by the “abusive relationship” topic (which I’ve heard many people complain about). it’s not always included “just because it’s well known”, most authours include it because they want to make people aware that this happens every day. Some writers are just spreading the word out! I was in a similar relationship awhile ago and when I see that people don’t take this topic seriously, it BLOWS my mind.
I wanted to add: personally, I wanted to add just 1 scene of the MC talking about what she went through. and I’m not here to write it because “it sells” but simply, because I wanted to put myself into the character and I went through something very similar, so I’m in no-way trying to do it any other way. And also, I would only mention it in 4 lines not the whole story and in no way would I make the violence “cute”
first of all, don’t speak for “everyone”, literally every single person has their own opinion about what they like and what they don’t like. second, legit nobody is forcing you to read a story that includes this topic. I’m sure there’s plenty of stories aside these ones that you would love .
lastly, please let people write about what they love, what inspires them and what they think it’s important for people to know.
yes, go ahead and give your opinion, but some people are legit throwing shade on some stories, just because there’s a scene including a topic they dislike.
then I saw multiple saying “this genre sucks”, like imagine: you give 100% effort and thought into your story, then you come across unimportant opinions like this. well it would make me sad (I’m not going to speak for other authors).
I apologize if this was lenghty, but I feel like it needed to be said.
Also, I was in no way trying to be rude
I appreciate it a lot, if you read all the way to the end, and if you disagree with me, that’s okay, just attack me, I’m sensitive
EDIT: I think I was a bit unclear about what feeling I wanted to express (which lead on to wrong opinions). I do not support the story when the entire focus is on an illegal/wrong topic and when people try to make it cute. BUT when authors mention it as an awareness, I support it! it could happen anytime to anyone!
EDIT 2: when I said “you don’t have to read it”, I realized that in many stories, the topic pops up out of legit nowhere and it shows illegal scenes - I do not support that. IF the story is about to have a scene that might be triggering for some (even though it shouldn’t even be included), there should be a warning or an option to skip it, because most people are not okay with it!
ps: please read what I answered to other people incase you want to attack me