Tell Me Something Tuesday: June 21, 2022 – Plot Pitfalls

Posted June 21, 2022 by Jen in TMST Tags:

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June 21st: What are book no-nos that make you figuratively want to toss a book across the room?

I know that I have some, but I just can’t think of them right now… Let’s see.

  • I hate TSTL (too stupid to live) heroines.
  • I also dislike whiny main characters, especially when told in first person and i get endless inner-monologue rants.
  • I don’t like when authors create unnecessary conflicts between the main characters–when they add something predictable or overused just to create tension. I prefer external conflicts that the couple must deal with together.
  • I don’t like last minute/contrived fixes/solutions.
  • I don’t like it when romances get their couple together at the last minute and then, THE END. Actually this goes for non-romances… when the climatic scene happens and then the book is over. I need something more.

I’m sure as I read other posts I’ll see somethings I’m missing.

What about you? Tell Me Something and leave a comment!