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long descriptions that are not necessary for the story,
the dialogue much too long like a lecture, or too short, or not with the character's personality.
These stop me because I had too many writing classes and told too many stories. One might say this also stops most of my writing.
I have also noticed people listen to books on audio, or read short novels of 15 to 30 thousand words. I think because of our films and television we are more literate than the past generations.
However, what do I know - just a bobbieism!