Am I a broken reader?
I write this because well… I guess I read, and LOVE, what I see so many hate. Loathe, reject or deny.
Let me start by saying, this post is NOT about anyone. Its not what anyone said or did, but I what I keep stumbling across as the “norm.”
Growl. I can’t tell you how many posts I’ve run across where some say, “Oh for the love of baby kittens, NO MORE GROWLING.”
I fucking love it. Done right, if he growls at her, it shivers me timbers. Am I broken?
Millionaires and surprise babies. There are some who say, give me MORE! Some places actually push that troupe.
What the ever loving fuck? I’m so damn broke and menopausal my head can’t even begin to wrap around that. Not even for a minute. Am I broken?
First vs Third? Again, I’ve run across countless posts, from readers, agents and even editors. Heck, even crit classes. AVOID first.
LOVE it. I often write 1st POV and more often, read it. When done well, you become that character for their story. Don’t get me wrong. If there are many emotions from many characters I think 3rd is best to better get this across to the reader. Am I broken?
There are so many DON’TS that are my DO list that I’m lest wondering…
Am I a broken reader/author?
Weigh in. Gimme your thoughts. I’m curious.