Friday, December 2, 2011

Follow Friday 12/2

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Both great blogs. Head over to one of them and find out how to join in!

This week:
Question: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don't like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!

Answer: This will probably be a popular answer, but I get really annoyed when the plot is revealed in a very clumsy way. Especially when it's mainly through the dialogue. Basically it boils down to the basic writing rule of 'show, don't tell'. Show me! Don't spell it all out for me from the beginning. I ain't no dummy :-)

What gets on your nerves most??

5 comments:

Kristan said...

This is so true! I don't want to feel like a story has been dumbed down for me. Give the reader a little credit, hide details from us, give us that suspense. Its so much more enjoyable when we figure it out ourselves.

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Beth D. said...

I agree! This is something that I see way too much! It almost relates to my pet peeve, because in a way it can make lead characters seem really dense.

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LibrarySnake said...

Absolutely! Show don't tell is the heart and soul of a good book.

Here's mine:
http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/12/follow-friday.html

Oh! Paper Pages said...

Great answer! New follower :)

Chey said...

Lovely blog! I actually haven't seen your answer much yet. I like a little mystery behind the plot of the books I read, too. I'm a new follower. ^_^