Sunday, July 21, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge/Day 14 - (Dealbreakers).

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I came across this awesome idea on Good Books and Good Wine.  The 15 Day Book Blogging Challenge.  April came up with these awesome bookish exercises to get our creative juices flowing, to remind us why we blog in the first place and for fun!

I've been so busy lately and I've been out of town so I feel that my blog has been seriously lacking.  Truth be told, it's been hard to get back in the swing of things.   When I saw this Challenge, it lit that blogging flame again.  The nice thing is, you don't have to do all 15 challenges.  Just do what you can.  You also may want to visit the other participating blogs and see what they have to say.

For complete details please visit the starting post HERE.

Tell us your dealbreakers.  

I have a lot of dealbreakers because I'm picky.

If we're talking about writing, a dealbreaker would be bad grammer and typos.

If we're talking about authors -- bad behavior!!!  Also, I really don't like when authors contact me on Goodreads.  And of course plagiarism.

If we're talking about the stories themselves, I have a whole list.
-Beautiful girl who doesn't know she's beautiful and all the boys love her.
-When a character has no flaws.
-When a story is wrapped up too fast and neatly.
-TELLING instead of showing.
-When the hero lifts the chin of the heroine, whether to kiss her or tell her something.  UGH!
-Contrived plot points.  Example: FMC and MMC must have sex for some reason, to save the world, or to be bonded, or to trick someone.   I think the only time it might work is in arranged marriages.


What are *your* dealbreakers?



1 comments:

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

I can't stand authors contacting me on GR either.

I can handle some of the other things you mentioned but I also hate when authors wrap everything up so nice and pretty and they all lead perfect happy lives at the end. I want a happy ending (usually) but it's ok to not have everything be absolutely perfect at the end.

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