Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Heart Crappy Books

Oh, yes I do! There are several in my ebook collection as well as my bound book collection. And yes, they are keepers!

I love books with plot holes, bad transitions, cardboard villains, poor punctuation, and adverbs galore. Books with dues ex machina endings. Books that suddenly shift genres in the middle. Books with heroes and heroines who are too stupid to live. Books where heroes would need tentacle parts and be made out of rubber to be able to actually pull off the sex scene.

Wanna know why?

Because it gives me hope. If these are getting published, then why not mine?

I'm not saying that I make all those blunders I listed above. There are some that I do. (I'll let you ponder which ones.) But whenever I get really down on my writing- like now- I pull out one of these little gems and read and laugh and fan that tiny ember of hope within my little writer's heart that someday, I too might get published.

3 comments:

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

This is so true. What a place to look for inspiration. When I read a book like that I wonder who they knew in the business to get their book contracted.

Haleine said...

I share a similar philosophy.

Ava Quinn said...

lol, Sue!

Glad I'm not the only one, Melissa.

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