Friday, November 2, 2012

Feature & Follow - Deal Breaker?

A special thanks to Feature & Follow's hosts Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

Congrats to Fiction Predictions & Love, Literature, Art, & Reason

Q: What is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can’t deal with bad editing? 

Non-structured multiple POV's (points of view)
Don't get me wrong, I love multiple POV's.
I hate it when a writer gives the POV of two or more characters and doesn't show a clear break between the character's POV. It's extremely frustrating.
A huge whooshing sound made the boy look up. A huge dragon dropped from the sky. Fear rippled down his back. He should have listened when Papa told him not to fish in Dragon Lake.
"Yummy," he thought, "there is nice little snack down by the lake." His stomach rumbled in agreement.

The first line is a boy fishing.
The second line is the dragon.

... enough said ;-)


  1. Yes, Yes. That is so annoying. I have POVs like that too.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I just read a book like that! The switch in the POV was so abrupt and sometimes I was a few paragraphs in before I realized that we had switched POV's so annoying!

    Such a cute blog! New follower

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

  3. Yes. I agree. I prefer to read in the first person rather than from several POV.

    Thanks for stopping by. Following you back.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  4. New follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no pic. I can be found and followed at . Have a lovely weekend and nice meeting you!
    Beth :D

  5. Pretty much my answer too! So annoying when you have to backtrack and figure out who is speaking!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower through GFC!

  6. Abrupt switches are so frustrating. There was this one time I found myself guessing for each paragraph. New Follower.

  7. I agree SO much with this! I love different POV's in one book but if there is no clear break it drives me insane. It makes me have to stop and re-read what I just did in order to put the break in myself. Annoying.

    New Follower via GFC. Would love for you to stop by my blog and check it out. :)

    Rainy Day Reads

  8. Bad editing is definitely a deal breaker. I've run across books that everyone is raving about and yet I can't get past the first chapter because the editing is so bad.

    New follow via GFC.

    Julie~ New Adult Addiction

  9. Funny - that was my answer last week! Using multiple POVs within the same chapter or scene is a lazy, awkward means of story telling.

    New follower. :)

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog~ That's true. When you don't even know whose talking, what fun is that? New follower~

    Cindy @

  11. I agree completely! I enjoy multiple POV's but you have to have some type of break or you're just confused. Thanks for stopping by my FF this week. Following you back.

  12. I enjoy multiple POVs, but when the author takes it THAT extreme... don't think I'll be able to keep reading and still make sense of the story!
    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, I’ve returned the favor :)
    Katie @ Fiction Predictions

  13. I like mulitiple POVs, but sometimes it can be annoying or not very well done. And that's when it bothers me. Thanks for stopping by and following. Following you back via GFC!
    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

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