Welcome to Writers Weekend, your virtual getaway dedicated to all things writing! Join a community of writers as we share our struggles, triumphs, and most of all, our love of the craft. Every other week I’ll post a prompt, whether it’s a list of questions or an open ended inquiry or just a random writing exercise. Write your post, add your link in a comment, and then check out and comment on a few of the other links! You can grab the blog button below (or the banner above!), but please link back.
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This week’s Writers Weekend is our first opinion segment—I’m planning to rotate between plot, character, and opinion, unless of course something else pressing or on trend comes up. (Feel free to contact me if there’s a topic you’d like to see covered on Writers Weekend!) So, since this is the first, we’ll ease into it. This weekend’s topic:
How annoying can a character get before you quit reading?
No matter if you’re reading fantasy, non-fiction, or contemporary YA, everyone has a threshold of annoyingness that the main character (or any character) can’t cross. So what is that threshold? Is it bad decision making? A delusional inner monologue? Terrible treatment of other people?
What was the last book you quit for this reason? What was the worst book you quit for this reason? Let’s hear about those annoying characters! (And, if you’re so inclined, how you plan to go about avoiding it in your own writing.)
Once you’ve written your post, add your link in the comments below, then read and comment on some of the other links! Happy writing!