I often see what do you dislike in a story post. and often I read them because I like to know people’s opinions so that I can improve my own story. but it is often discouraging to read, especially when people complain about things you do. which often aren’t wrong things but just personal opinions of what you wanna do in a story.
and I thought let’s have a turnaround because readers can use feedback to on being better readers. and less annoying.
authors spend hours, day weeks months on a chapter. and get barely anything in return. appreciate the hard work they put into it. the endless stories you as a reader have the option to read.
though I do like to remind you about one thing before starting.
readers are not forced to read your story. if they dislike it, they should move on and read something else. it doesn’t matter the reason why, if it’s lag of CC. the way you write. no choices. its the reader’s choice what they wanna read. as long as the reader just leave and don’t complain its not a problem.
Here is a few of my own of reader comments I dislike.
1: the once asking when is next chapter. the day after I just release one. calm down people, and give me time to write. I understand you want the next chapter. but give me some time.
2: I don’t want choices that matter they give me anxiety. I am sorry its to hard for you to make a decision. I spend five hours coding that choice. and ten more for its effect in future chapters. I put so much work into a story where choices matter,
I also like to note I have been diagnosed with anxiety so I understand. but their still annoying.
3: CC complains, If you want CC go read something else. if a story don’t have CC leave go. don’t message the author asking for it. I don’t care how nice you ask, you are annoying.
as an author you realise you can’t make everyone happy. one wants choices to matter. another won’t. one wants CC the other wants art scenes and body overlays. someone is always gonna complain about what we write.
which is why it’s important that it is the reader who doesn’t like a story, to leave that story. and not complain. find something else you like. instead of discouraging the author from writing.
readers are entitle to read what they want, but not to tell the author how to write their story.