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PostSubject: Re: Things you avoid in novels   Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:38 pm

sounds about right. It seems I am always "debating" with someone on Y!A.
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PostSubject: Re: Things you avoid in novels   Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:40 pm

Well, it's one of the things you excel at Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Things you avoid in novels   Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:46 pm

BeautyBlitz wrote:
Another thing I hate in novels is over used metaphors and similes and other phrases that have been written 10 000 times.

"His eyes hypnotized me"
"She had a heart of gold"
"Her eyes sparkled in the sunlight"

*GAG*

I can take maybe a few cliches, at most, in an entire book. Beyond that I'm like "Okay. This is clearly commercial crap".
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PostSubject: Re: Things you avoid in novels   Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:49 pm

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Well, it's one of the things you excel at Wink

I have to excel at something now don't I. I am kind of proud I excel at "debating" fight lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Things you avoid in novels   Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:28 pm

The one thing (among many things, but I'll deal with just this one for now) that drives me nuts when I read a novel is when the author has his/her main character deliver a multi-page speech, a pontification really, concerning his/her beliefs and values. You know this is the author speaking through the character as if it were a ventriloquist dummy. If this answer sounds familiar it is because I wrote something similar in the "How to Kill a Novel Dead" topic.
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PostSubject: Re: Things you avoid in novels   Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:45 pm

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The one thing (among many things, but I'll deal with just this one for now) that drives me nuts when I read a novel is when the author has his/her main character deliver a multi-page speech, a pontification really, concerning his/her beliefs and values. You know this is the author speaking through the character as if it were a ventriloquist dummy. If this answer sounds familiar it is because I wrote something similar in the "How to Kill a Novel Dead" topic.

Oh yes, that is so true. I hate being talked down to by any narrator or character - especially if they are extremely self-righteous.

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