there isn’t a specific genre i’d say that i like but i do seem to gravitate towards the action/spy genre but with a lot of comedy - stories like I Despise You, Infamous, Dead 7, Meet the Mendozas, War Dogs, etc. A good story with characters and a narrative that “connect” with me keep me hooked. I do read fantasy, romance, etc. even if they’re not at all funny but i’m less likely to come across/read them The sort of content I like is a good story with comedy to keep it light. Another thing is that you can tell when authors a sort of just waffling and don’t really have a plan so planned and structured stuff is something that I like. Something I like in romance stories is when the little things matter (like Iridescent) - simple but effective. It just makes it seem so much more realistic and wholesome. There is quite a lot that can put me off a story but I’ll try to only name a few. Bad grammar - not just a few mistakes but really bad grammar. Extremely short episodes make me stop reading too bc I can’t read a story where I feel like I’m wasting my passes. Cliches and predictability are also things that put me off bc what’s the point in reading the story any further?
I’ve heard that basic directing puts people off but I think if they have good narratives and characterisation, that’s enough to carry the story and make up for the basic directing. There are many authors who, since they have had support since their “basic days,” now use really complex directing and haven’t lacked in story or characterisation so I think it’s good to support “basic” directors.
So yh that’s what I think.