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What do you want in a book?

I've started writing something but I've hit a few dead ends, and besides that I don't know what people look for or like in writing.... I want my story to be based on the life of a young female?, who meets some 'incredible' people. Yes I know it's a cliche, but I want to try a different take on it. I have a few ideas but at the moment I only have a concept, not a story. Which is a problem. So please answer the questions as honestly as possible. I will be much obliged. :) Finally if you have any ideas about names please leave a comment. Thank you.
I want the protagonist to be a relatively young female. What age should she be?
A child. Less than 10
A teen. 10 - 16
A young woman. 17 - 25
26 or Older
For the format of the writing, would you prefer....?
Everything in first person. From the point of view of the female protagonist.
Everything in first person. From several characters points of view.
Both in first person and third. First person only from the female protagonists point of view.
Both in first person and third. First person from two or more characters viewpoints.
All in third person.
What should my female protagonist look like And what should be her most distinctive features? I think I want her human but I want to know what you think suits.
Eye Colour:
Hair Colour:
Skin Colour:
Hair Length:
Height:
Anything else you want to add
I want her to be a likable character. So what should she be like? What personality would you prefer her to have? Pick the most important traits you think she should have.
Mentally strong
Common sense
Sarcastic
Sense of humor
Protective of others
Compassionate
Popular
Alone
Miserable
Protective of herself
Anything Else:
Confident
Kind
Cheerful
'Unique'
Considerate
Special powers
Antisocial
Honest
Social
Shy
Loud
Quiet
Physically strong
No sense of Humor
Passionate
Liar
Shallow
Physically Weak
Friendly
Cold
Proud
Loyal
Mentally Weak
What is the most important thing about a story? What makes you read a book and not put it down? Please pick no more than two.
The Plot. Full of action, never a dull moment.
An intriguing Story-line. A plot that makes you ask questions and want to know more, it doesn't matter if there is a dull bit because your too distracted by what you don't know to put the book down.
Emotive characters that you become strongly attached to or even hate. They're still real when you put the book down.
Characters that you can associate with. You can imagine being in their shoes and can understand what they're thinking and feeling. Characters you can become.
A well written book. Beautifully crafted sentences with have a constant pace that draw you into the flow of the words, Each word is perfectly chosen and fits into it's given place. You know exactly what the author is trying to convey.
All of the above.
Something Else:
Love in a book...?
The female protagonist will fall in love. With a happy ending.
The female protagonist will fall in love. With an unresolved ending.
The female protagonist will fall in love. Unrequited love.
The female protagonist will fall in love. This love being the main motivation behind the story one way or another.
Another of the main characters shall fall in love with the main character. With a happy ending
Another of the main characters shall fall in love with the main character. With an unresolved ending.
Another of the main characters shall fall in love with the main character. Unrequited love.
Love is all around. Practically everyone is in love, looking for love or falling in love.
Absolutely no Love what so ever in the entire book.
Love is fine in a story but not as one of the key themes.
This poll was created on 2009-08-23 22:27:28 by NefariousUzumaki