Thursday, November 1, 2012
Follow Friday--Deal Breakers
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT MY DYSTOPIAN GUEST POST ON FRAGMENTS OF LIFE!
Welcome to Follow Friday Blog Hop!
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.
The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!
How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!
Q: What is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can't deal with bad editing?
Hmm. There is more than one thing I consider a deal breaker, but I'll go with bad writing. There are three issues with writing that I can't stand.
1) Passive Voice
2) Bad Grammar
3) Pretentious Writing (When an author uses big words to try and sound elevated but they don't fit the rest of the narrative.)
It's one of those things I should try to be more understanding about, since as an author I'm sure I did this at first too. But it totally bugs the snot out of me! If I can't focus on the story for the writing, I usually put down the book.
How about you? What bugs the snot out of you? :D