To do my job well, I do a tremendous amount of reading. Additionally, I make it a point to make sure I read different genres so I get a sense of what writers do well (or not so well) regardless of the type of story.
I’ve been inhaling Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series as of late and I got ahead of my credits so I decided instead to take advantage of Audible’s Daily Deal. It was a suspense from a legacy published author. The book had almost a thousand reviews and almost all of them four and five stars. So I figured, why not?
Take a chance.
Shoot. Me. Now.
That was me.
The book was absolutely awful. I won’t say which book because I won’t do that to another author. I have a personal rule. If I can’t give a book 4 stars or more I just shut up…
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3 thoughts on “3 Mistakes that Will Make Readers Want to Punch a Book in the Face”
Ha! I enjoyed this. Thanks for linking to it.
Me too. It was too good not to share!
An excellent post. Dumb protagonists, passive protagonists, and twists that are totally out of left field are three instant poisons for a potentially good book.