If you would, I'd like some of you to think about your favorite books. Could you explain what elements you think those books had that made them your favorites? I'm not asking for general statements (like "it was full of action," or "it was full of character development."). I'm asking for specific things (ie. specific character traits, situations you could relate to, specific types of action scenes, whether a scene is dialogue/description/action driven, etc). The reason why I ask is because I'm working on a story, and I'd like to know what type of elements you guys like in a story. That way, when I do my next round of edits, I can tailor the story/characters/style/pacing and flow to be more appealing to readers. So, tell me. What do you find appealing in a story?