I’ve read several books by an author who I’ve enjoyed. Up until the ending of each book. Each ending is a disappointment. She has her characters behave very stupidly, just to fit a formula the author thinks she needs to follow. I know she’s following a formula because it’s the exact same in each of the books. Same situation, same reactions, no matter who the characters are.
DON’T WRITE TO A FORMULA.
Do what is true to the character.
And don’t keep re-writing the same book with different people. Your readers will notice. And they will be upset. I know I am. So much so that I’ve stopped buying her books. Why bother when I know it will just be a disappointment.
The author has so much potential. It’s frustrating to see her cop out at the end.
Have you ever experienced something like this?