Hey! So, I’m taking part in a blog chain, found here. The prompt is: What kinds of published books would you like to see more of? Hmmmm….
Well, I think I’m going to start with being very specific. There’s this series I read when I was in, like, 5th grade or something like that that had a horrible ending, at least for me. I absolutely hate books that leave everything open at the end. The series I’m specifically talking about right now is Chasing Yesterday.
It pretty much ended like any book would, but paving the way for at least one more book, if not two or three. It’s as if the author was like, “well, I want it to be a trilogy, so I’m just going to just stop writing now.” I HATED IT SO MUCH! I’m not going to give anything away, because it’s actually a pretty good series, so you should read it, but the ending sucks.
Now, going wayyy more general. I wish there were more books written from a guy’s point of view. I mean, I already know how girls think- I am one (not a typical one, to be sure, but I have Gabby for the “typical” stuff). I really liked Allegiant (excuse me while I go sob in a corner at the mention of it) from Tobias’ point of view. I just wish it was for a different reason… CURSE YOU VERONICA ROTH!
The books I’ve started writing (there’s probably about 50+ of them) are actually pretty even, with a handful having a guy narrator, and the rest a girl’s point of view. It’s just so much more interesting when authors mix it up. I’m so tired of hearing about a girl, with a little romance problems, who has to change worlds or something like that (going with dystopian novels here). There’s so much more out there!
One thing that ticks me off is when people say to not focus on describing the characters, to let the readers develop their own image in their heads. That’s a little hypocritical, because everyone’s always like, “DETAIL!!!” Plus, I like the book to paint a picture in my mind, don’t you? Anyways, I just want your opinions on this because my friend and I got into an argument about it the other day.
Alright, I need to go finish some homework 😦 I’m looking forward to everyone else’s posts! Good luck!
Participants In The Chain:
- May 5: Sammi Talk (a.k.a. ME!)
- May 6: Nerds Inc.
- May 7: Against The Shadows
- May 8: The Upstairs Archives
- May 9: The Little Engine That Couldn’t
- May 10: Life Of A Random
- May 11: Relatively Curious
- May 12: Hugs & Kisses of Poetry
- May 13: Musings From Neville’s Navel
- May 14: The Looney Teen Writer
- May 15: This Page Intentionally Left Blank
- May 16: Tara Therese
- May 17: Miriam Joy Writes
- May 18: Writers Write, Right?
- May 19: Writing Portfolio
- May 20: Magic And Writing
- May 21: Unikke Lyfe
- May 22: Brooke Reviews
- May 23: page eight hundred ninety
- May 24: Laughing at Live Dragons
- May 25: Avon’s Babbles
- May 26: The Wierdy Station…and Once In A While Everything, Something, and Nothing
- May 27: The Writing Duo
- May 28: Lily’s Notes in the margins
- May 29: Sun, Sand, Stars and Dreams
- May 30: Teens Can Write, Too!