i’m writing this late bc im a mess and i spent the last 24 hours HARDCORE binging ‘grave mercy’ and every time i reminded myself of all the things i had to get done, my brain was like,,,,,”bUT THE BOOK”
guess who won??
anyways, last week, i went all soft and wrote about the top 10 things i love to see in books and so to balance my sweet, here’s some salt
but not entirely salt bc i am also going to be mentioning SOME books that used this tropes, but played them well
10. lots of dialogue
i think this is only a me thing bc i haven’t seen a lot of people complain about it, but i find it really tiring when a book is FILLED with dialogue and there’s hardly development of the plot, setting, conflict etc.
naturally, its going to be lacking bc with dialogue, you’re going to have a lot of //telling// rather than //showing//