Friday, October 26, 2012

Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow

Q:  What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book? For example, if an author employs an omnipotent narrator that is sometimes considered bad form?

Too many characters that aren't necessary and hard to keep straight annoys me the most. What's yours?

18 comments:

  1. That's a good one. I don't like when there are too many characters, either. It gets too confusing.

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! Too many minor characters bother me, like, "Oh this is so and so, this is so and so's friend, and don't forget so and so's brother because they'll never come up again in the story except maybe in the background."

    Alise - My FF Post

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  3. Oooh that's a good one. I hate too many characters. I end up not knowing any of them, and thus, not caring.

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    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
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  4. I hate it when there are too many characters, it ruins so many books!

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  5. I'm with you on too many characters. Not only are they hard to keep track of, they're usually not well developed.

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  6. I agree, a barrage of characters is not only confusing but detrimental to the story. The plot usually suffers because the focus is on the character development.

    Braine

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  7. I agree with you, especially if the characters have funky names that I can never remember! Thanks for visiting! Old follower.

    Reading Until Dawn

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  8. I agree, but do not mind if some good new ones get introduces through a series, its ok then, but yeah, too many makes it hard to keep track. :)

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  9. Oooo! I have to agree. When there are too many characters in the story, I often get lost remembering who is who and where they fit in.

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    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  10. Oh yeah...that's a good one. I didn't think of that.

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  11. Ah yes, I agree with you on that!

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  12. I totally agree with you! Thanks for stopping by my FF!
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    ~Caitlin :)

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  13. Hey thanks for stopping by and returned the favor

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  14. Couldn't agree more!
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    Happy Friday! =D

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  15. Too many unnecessary characters is a good one. I also dislike improbable behavior and dialogue. Enjoy your weekend ;)

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  16. Hey!
    Thank you SO much for stopping by my blog!!! I really appreciate it!!!
    Great answer! I completely see where you're coming from!!!
    I'm an old follower!!! :D

    J.B. http://jbkantt.blogspot.com/

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  17. Quinnsbooknook- It really does.

    The book blondes, Christina, Alex, Bermudaonion, Talk Supe, Michelle- You're so right.

    Daphne, Caitlin, Page, - you too!

    Mariln Phillips- I know.

    Bunnita, Joie, J.B. Kantt, Dia- Thanks! for stopping.

    Naida, Carmen- You too!

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