Follow Friday: In which I talk about stuff I don’t like.

Q: 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!

You know what? I’m an author but I’m not going to go into all the details regarding the writing aspects that make me want to bash my head against a wall. Why? Because if I did I’d be a big hypocrite because no doubt my writing is like nails on a chalkboard to some people too.

So this is more a list of things I don’t like in books.

1. The enemy is really obvious or really lame or he monologues or a combination of the above.
2. There is no enemy. (That sometimes works that often doesn’t.)
3. There are too many romantic options for the MC. (I don’t mind one or two options but when it comes down to characters having their pick of the litter, I just get worried. I mean what if she chooses the completely under developed carpenter’s son that reads Dr. Seuss and says ‘Howdy’ a lot?)
4. I’ve been watching too much Gilmore Girls, can you tell?
5. When I wait too long for the characters to kiss and then the kiss is some peck on the cheek or a grandma kiss.
6. When characters that are immortal act like teenagers.
7. Vampires. (Angel was, is and will always be the best Vampire. Ever.)
8. Completely unrealistic or satirical metaphysics.
9. Parents done wrong. As in, the butting in when they’re not wanted type and punching people who don’t deserve to be punched type.
10. Characters with accents I can’t hear in my head because the words on the page don’t match the lilt of the accent.
11. You thought there was more didn’t you? And there isn’t, but we can pretend like there is because 11 is such a lucky number according to numerology.

Aaaannd this is where we admit that I’ve had way too much caffeine tonight.

Happy Friday!


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