What annoys you or turns you away from stories? New forums edition!

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#1387

I have no idea, lol, but it makes me crazy. I give books LOTS of chances because I know how hard it is to write one and I hate giving up on another writer’s hard work, but that kind of sloppiness will make me put a story down fast.


#1388

THIS. Research is sooo important because if the author doesn’t know what they’re talking about, it shows, and that’s personally enough to turn me away from a story

On the other hand, when it’s obvious that someone has done their research and shows it in a balanced way (not info dumps) it makes the story seem more real to me and I tend to like it more


#1389

Agreed 100% :slight_smile:


#1390

And I actually really enjoy researching stuff for stories… now I know a bunch of random stuff about spirit radios and plastination


#1391

Researching for my book is a favorite passtime. I like finding cool stuff out more than actually writing it lol.


#1392

Researching actually sidetracks me too much, it’s too interesting


#1393

I know. I never thought I’d get so invested in FREAKING GAS LAMPS.


#1394

Research is one of my favorite things. Outside of WP, I write very different books than I do here and research is critical (they have a historical component). I enjoy the research phase so much because not only does it make every piece of my projects stronger and more authentic, but it expands my own knowledge :slight_smile:


#1395

Yes!! Research in itself is really fun! And yeah, if you’re writing historical fiction research is really important to make it authentic! I think that even if the story is amazing, if the setting is off, the whole story suffers. What period are you writing in?


#1396

My traditionally published books are contemporary, but there’s a historical element. Sorry for being vague, but I’ve used a pen-name on Wattpad and have kept details about my work outside of here to a minimum. I wouldn’t care, but since my project on here is truly an experimentation, I’m keeping them separate for now :slight_smile:


#1397

Wow, you have books that are traditionally published? That’s so cool! I hope you have a good time experimenting on here!


#1398

whenever there’s a long description of the person’s origin story or their achievements, life or anything related to the person… honestly, i prefer it to be told in small chunks going along with the progress of the story than having to read an insufferable info dump (especially in long ass paragraphs)…


#1399

When the action takes place in a specific field and the author uses technical terms left and right that I cannot possibly understand unless I work in said field.


#1400

Thank you! And yes, I have several books out with a big 5 publisher. I love that side of my writing and those projects, but I’m having a great time playing around on Wattpad! So fun to meet other writers in various stages of their careers, and to post chunks of my book for fun. :):smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


#1401

Thanks. We need your help. I enjoy the diversity and different views from around the planet.

For me it’s 10,000 “the” in sentences. Sometimes it’s every third word.

(please note my third sentence :grinning: )


#1402

HAHA! Oh, I have plenty of writing crutches that I have to watch for. Writing is a tricky thing :slight_smile:


#1403

It sounds like you’re having a great time! It’s good to know that there are more established authors on this site (even if you are keeping your identity secret :shushing_face:)


#1404

It’s near impossible to avoid I, he, she, and, the


#1405

Awww, thanks. Everyone here is so nice.


#1406

Yeah, my favorite thing about Wattpad is the people :sparkles: