A Good Story
I read through a decent story
It’s not terrible
But it’s not excellent
I click to the comments and see this story teeming with praise and thoughts
How did a mediocre story get so much feedback?
I try to maintain good grammar
And spend hours on a developing a gripping plot
I go over dialogue repeatedly in my head to make sure it is perfectly in-character
I click to see my comments
But I have none
Am I thinking of myself too highly?
Is my story not as great as it seems?
Should I keep going on?
Is my writing even good?
Is it worth even worth putting all this effort forth to have no one even read it?
What do the seemingly mediocre stories have that I do not?
What am I missing?
What makes a good story?