reinesse You’re right.
The reason why Wattpad gradually decrease having Filipino readers mainly because of cliché plots, worse have dull tweaks. Yung tipong luluwa na yung mata mo kakahanap ng magandang plot pero wala ka pa ring nakikita. Bihira na lang yung overused plot pero maganda yung takbo ng story.
I’m speaking the truth.
Only few Filipino writers that can be treated as gems.
Another one important for a writer to consider is his writing style. Even if he conveyed enough/strong feelings to the story to enable readers to feel it, if the writing style is bad enough, some would definitely leave early not finishing the story. Mostly the writing style regarded as unpleasant to read are: jejemon words; emojis; too much onomatopeias that can just replaced with appropriate words. Is there more?
Kahit gaano kaganda yung story kung mas marami pang emoji at jejemon words na sagabal, wala naman talagang halaga at nagpapahaba lang sa story, talagang sasakit din ang mata ng ilang readers.
Also take note about in grammar. We accepted that even we have English as our second language, most of us are still fluent in the said language. There’s no problem if he made mistakes in English (but not too much especially is basic structures).
But why even the mother tongue?
Simpleng paggamit ng “ng”, “nang”, “din” at “rin” mali pa. Kung nag-aaral yung writer tapos mali paggamit niya, baka hindi yan nakikinig nung tinuro ng teacher niya. I mean, hindi sa pagiging “grammar conscious” ha, pero that is basic knowledge every student should know.
At panghuli, yung mga characters na masyadong out-of-this-world yung ugali pero pag chineck mo yung genre napakalayo. Pwedeng masyadong brainless (especially sa mga making decisions) or ang OA na to the point gusto mong ibalibag yung cellphone at sabunutan o hampasin yung katabi mo sa sobrang inis.
There are a lot of problems that I unable to list down here. Bahala na kayo dumagdag ng kulang.
I apologise to whoever reads this and unable to understand some parts because of different language. I can’t explain some in English so i have to switch at Tagalog.
P.S Baka may mag-correct sa akin na dapat apologize at hindi apologise. Baka lang naman hehehe.