Either I don't like the story's idea or it's a certain type of story I don't like. Also I don't like stories written by people who can't write well (I highly doubt anyone does).
i just dont really feel like wasting my time on stories when i can hear about it from someone else
The only reason I read the Hobbit was it was homework too boring.
I won't read stories with bad grammar and layout.
I can never bring myself to read a story that has bad grammar and spelling, as well as a bad layout. I like reasoning behind basically everything, so if something unnecessary happens without any valid reasoning, it's a turn-off. I hate it when things move along much too quickly, and I really hate self-inserts (when it comes to characters) and those sickeningly perfect Mary Sues and Gary Stus. It also ticks me off when people get simple facts wrong in fanfiction (if it isn't purposeful).
1. Bad grammar/ spelling
2. Group stories- I don't know why I just don't like them
3. Stories with people I just don't like (the characters)
4. When reading fanfictions, if things are changed to an extreme
And a lot more... I'm super picky
I don't read stories that are poorly written. I honestly can't read them. All I can see are the errors and I can't get into a story where the author paid no attention to anything in the story but the attitude of the main character or the romance they're trying to develop. If it's immaturely done - a sudden, and improbably romance with no justification, a sass for a main character who 'doesn't need anyone' or rebels against authority for no reason, I won't read it either.
If it's poorly written.
I refuse to read something if it doesn't have proper grammar and spelling. I mean, spell check people! And some people have horrible ideas. They way that the writing is set up drives me away sometimes, too. No new paragraphs drive me insane.
The way that the writing is set up drives me away sometimes, too.
I would say that Mary Sues and Gary Stus turn me off most.
And fanfics, where the author clearly doesn't know the universe or race well enough that he or she is writing about. Or fanfics where the author is clearly interested about the other things more than about the universe that he or she is writing about, and it shines through.