- The story bores you! (You can guess how others will react to it!).
- The characters come across as cardboard cut-outs.
- The story does not show a moment of change. There has to be a point to the story. Something happens, Character X does this, then that happens. Without that basic structure there is no story.
- You follow the basic structure but then don't stop the story at the right place and it goes on needlessly. That dragging on will literally be what anyone remembers about the story so get the tale written, ensure it is well edited and that the story ends appropriately.
- You begin the story in the wrong place. By the time you get to the actual story, readers will have switched off.
A story can be said to have failed not because it remains unpublished but if the following applies.#
I'm Allison Symes and I write novels, short stories as well as some scripts and poems. I love setting my work in my magical world, the Fairy Kingdom, and my favourite character is Eileen, who believes hypocrisy is something that happens to other people without caring that statement is hypocritical in itself! Eileen is huge fun to write for and about.