1) 2D Villains - I want to know why they are evil and need to be defeated, not just be told they do and be expected to accept it.
2) Whiny and Dense Heroes/Heroines - I can't get behind them if all they do is complain and repeatedly ask for clarification on things they've already been told.
3) POV Issues - If POV jumps and it is done clearly and neatly then I have no problem with it. But I hate constant POV jumps that leave you unable to work out whose head you're in.
4) Major Text Issues - The odd typo I can forgive. I do some editing work myself and know that no one can be expected to spot everything, some little thing will always be missed. But I find it hard to read a book when every page contains errors.
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Oh, man. I love #1 and #3! I can't believe I didn't think of them. It really bugs me too when the author isn't consistent with the POV. Like Kimberly Derting's The Pledge, which I'm reading now, is jumping from one POV to another to the extent that I just don't know who I'm reading about! But great job; I loved all your answers.ReplyDelete
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Hi Nicki im following you back! Thanks for the follow. I also have some issues with POV And your right about that.ReplyDelete
I have to agree with you with the POV thing. It can get confusing.ReplyDelete
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The POV one is a peeve for me. Seems to happen in romance A LOT. Fab answers :)ReplyDelete
Hopping through. POV issues really get me. You actually see it several times in the first Harry Potter book. It's funny that that book is far messier than her later ones.ReplyDelete
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Whiny heroines = bleh :/ReplyDelete
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Weird POV jumps really get to me as well. I'm not the most observant person, so I can be completely confused for paragraphs before working out what's happened!ReplyDelete
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Spot on! Especially whiny heroines. Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
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POV issues is very true. Sometimes, it can be confusing for me when I read a book that changes the POV a lot of times!ReplyDelete
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I agree with all of yours too! Maybe I am more picky than I originally thought. Typos are probably my biggest pet peeve, but like you said, I can forgive the occasional few.ReplyDelete
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I'm working on the POV thing. I used to write in third person omniscent, which is where the POV shifts a lot, but have recently cut back to third person limited which is like first person but with bit more wiggle room.ReplyDelete
I hate the whole POV thing. Especially when it is not clear who is narrating if the POV switches.ReplyDelete
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Good answer, have a happy Friday!ReplyDelete
Too many POVs definitely makes for a confusing read. I can deal with a few but when I need an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of what's what; that's just too much!ReplyDelete
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POV, a good one. I always think either the author really didnt have one for the story or the author really isn't a good writer. all good storytellers don't make for great authors/writers.ReplyDelete
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