Between studying and writing, there hasn’t been a lot of time for me to blog this week. But I’m reading a book which I think has a lesson for all of us. The book I’m reading at the moment is an explosive action thriller. I’m loving it… except for some of the action scenes.
In one action scene, the protagonist drove up a tunnel wall onto the roof, shot an enemy sniper while speeding along in a car, and managed to skid a car along a small concrete wall while keeping the car perfectly balanced.
It’s all a bit of a stretch.
In our writing, it’s important to make sure things stay believable. Sure, it’s okay to ask readers to suspend disbelief, but being a good enough shot to hit a sniper while speeding along a winding road?
So, as I get back to going over lecture notes, tell me: have you ever read a book which was simply too unbelievable? Let me know in the comments!