Friday, October 26, 2012

Follow Friday - Irritating Plot Devices

Happy Friday again, everyone! Hope you had a great week, and are looking forward to a great weekend.

This week's question from Parajunkee & Alison is:

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.

I have trouble with high fantasy sometimes because I feel like the author can just make up any fantastical creature or magical abilities to help get out of dire situations. I don't like when the magic is too convenient. I don't think all fantasy is like this, and I've certainly enjoyed some fantasy, but sometimes this is why I don't like books in this genre.

This is a really interesting and thought provoking question. I'm really looking forward to exploring what I assume will be a wide variety of answers!

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  1. Deus ex Machina, right? Totally. As someone who likes writing epic fiction, this shouldn't really tick me off but it does! Make a world, but make the rules right. Old follower just hopping by :)

  2. High fantasy, that is a good one. Some people just have a little too much imagination and not enough continuity.

    New follow via GFC.
    Alise - My FF Post


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