What do I think makes a good story?
For me, a good story is comprised of three things: a really interesting conflict, a flawed protagonist and a satisfying ending. I really want to go on a journey with the writer. I don’t want to be able to guess what’s going to happen next in the plot, I want the story to flow in a plausible, connected way. I want a main character that I can relate to, one that is far from perfect, someone who is trying to make sense of the world the writer has created. And I want the ending to work within the parameters of the narrative. I, for one, don’t need a happy conclusion, but I want to have the satisfaction of knowing that the right thing has happened for the people I’ve now followed for a few hundred pages. I hope I deliver on that promise to my own readers, and I would expect nothing less from the writers I admire.