I know this technically isn't a writing question, but I think it somehow ties into how we write. I know others have mentioned before "don't write like a reader" which I think is true to an extent. But people have certain aesthetics in their writing that usually transfer over from what they like to read.
I've also noticed on the Showcase that some writers seem to prefer more description, while some favor less description. Some like interior monologue, and some don't like it.
What's your aesthetic as a reader?
1. Do you like humorous fantasy or serious fantasy?
2. Do you like more descriptive writing or a more minimalist style?
3. Do you like character driven stories or plot driven stories?
4. Do you like grittier worlds or more fantastical ones?
5. Do you like long, epic series, or stand-alone books?
I know a lot of you may say "Well, I like anything if it's good." But what do you lean more towards in these cases? Does you writing usually favor one style over the other?
I think you can learn a lot about yourself as a writer by what you like to read, but I wouldn't completely base your writing style on it.
Here are my choices:
Humorous, minimalist, character driven, gritty, stand-alone books. I do like others, but if I had a choice, that is what I like to read, so therefore that is what I think I would prefer to write.