Wednesday, April 3, 2013
C is for Credibility
I started reading a book that sounded very intriguing only to lose interesting a couple chapters in. The book didn't have credibility. the world felt forced. It felt like when my daughter does a puzzle and pounds in a piece that doesn't quite fit. If you only glance at it you might not notice, but if you look closely things didn't match up. There was no motivation, just an author propelling her character into situations. I've had this happen before, where authors got freeways wrong, or said their character couldn't eat Mayo because of Dairy allergies (there's no dairy in Mayo, people) Things like this tell me the author didn't do their homework and the story loses credibility.