Top 5 Wednesday | #T5W is a meme on Goodreads by Sam from ThoughtsOnThomes.
This week’s topic: Book Trends You’re Tired Of
1) The damaged HERO/HEROINE
Oh, please no more overly damaged souls. Instead give me an interestingly flawed, and quirky character. Someone that has a unique demeanor and thought process that makes the person utterly fascinating – AKA Cletus. I want to read about characters that are utterly interesting because they are DIFFERENT, not because they’ve been horribly abused.
2) The love triangle
Which person of sound mind would want to invite the drama that comes along with a love triangle?? I need a bit of truth and reality in my fiction, and I wonder how often a love triangle really occurs.
3) The OTT characters
Why are regular people not interesting anymore? The line between OTT and idiotic is very thin. Why do we need those OTT Possessive Jealous guys? I crave mature characters, that have faith in their partner. Ask questions before jumping to conclusions. Characters that balance possessiveness and trust.
4) The generic plot
Take a risk! Now it’s the best time to be creative and try something new and maybe even risky. I want an OMGWTF moment!!!!!!
5) The sequel
Please, don’t drag out the story just for money. I rather have an epilogue than a filler book that is hot air and nothing else. Write something new instead.
I have bonus trends – YAY!!!
6) The billionaire
OMG I’m absolutely DONE with billionaires. Give me a regular hard-working guy anytime.
7) The smart heroine
Where are the smart women? The females that think things through before they act. Give them a brain. How can they all be so SMART and jump to every farfetched conclusion? And please for fucks sake, if someone tells you to stay PUT, stay put. Don’t run after the guy and get shot, kidnapped, or whatever.