Daily Archives: June 14, 2007

Plot Holes

Lately several books I’ve read move me forward with plot but leave me questioning character motivation. I wonder why they’d do XYZ or worse shaking my head and saying the character would never do XYZ.  It’s been good for my revisions because I find myself making sure I haven’t done the same thing with my stories. Some writers are so awesome, I can forgive one or two “no way!” moments. Especially if it’s an author I know will deliver.  A new author has one chance to grab me. If I’m questioning motivation throughout the book, I put the book aside. I’m sure editors are the same way.  Only more so because their jobs are on the line. ACK!