Happy New Year everyone!
Wishing you a year filled with love, joy, success, and happy surprises!
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
January 6 question - Being a writer, when you're reading someone else's work, what stops you from finishing a book/throws you out of the story/frustrates you the most about other people's books?
I've always found it easy to immerse myself in stories. I can pretty easily take that leap of faith and suspend my disbelief, but when something tosses me out of the world, I have a really tough time finding my way back in.
Some things drive me a little nuts but if the story is intriguing I can put up with a bit (inconsistent world-building, backstory info dumps, stilted dialogue, too many errors). Too much of any of that will have me giving up, though.
Subject matter is probably the main reason I stop reading a book. If there is anything that crosses a line for me, I stop (anything inappropriate with kids, torture,...). If the blurb hasn't let me know that the tone of the book is that dark, I'm not going to be a happy reader.
How about you? What tosses you out of a story?
The 6th Bloo Moose Romance will be out and about in the world in a couple of weeks!