What distinguishes my writing from the next author? How do you know something is mine? I'm not looking for flattery or compliments here (they're always nice, but it's not what I'm looking for). If you were to read a set of writing samples, how would you distinguish mine from the other authors, if you even could?
Some authors, both pro and fan, have the quality of "brand name", to an extent. You know that when you're going to read a story by this author it has certain qualities. If that's the case with my fic, what qualities do you know you're going to find in one of my stories?
I'm really curious here. Anyone?