|Conflict||Is this a problem?||–||–||–||Edge of my seat|
|Character||2D||–||–||–||I learned something about myself|
|Curiosity||That’s neat||–||–||–||Should I write fanfiction about this?|
|Concise||Can I skip chapters x-y?||–||–||–||I am satisfied with the ending|
This isn’t meant to be an academic evaluation of literature. These are just the things I find most important when reading a story.
Defined as: “What stands in the way of the character reaching their goal?” and how compelling is it.
For me, it’s really important that the characters feel real and make decisions that I understand, or at least understand why they are making them.
This is usually whatever I find unique about the story. Doesn’t even necessarily have to be plot related. Just something that makes me think about the world around the characters.
This is a somewhat ironic category for me considering how much I love epic fantasy, but I like for details to matter in the end. I don’t need to know every kind of horse each person rides *COUGH* *COUGH* Wheel of time *COUGH*….