It’s April again and that means it’s time for the A to Z challenge and this year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators.
D is for Darwin Award Candidate Character (or the overly stupid characters)
Characters (as well as people) do stupid things sometimes, it happens to the best of us. But some characters, SOME CHARACTERS really take stupid to the next level. Why? Usually because of poor plot.
We tend to see the Darwin Award Candidate heroines in romance novels. You know what I’m talking about, the heroine who can’t seem to do anything without needing someone (preferably the hero) to rescue her. Ugh. As a romance writer and reader, I can tell you, the rule should be, if your heroine has to be saved three or more times, she needs to be re-written at best and scrapped completely (along with your story) at worst. There, it had to be said – sorry….not sorry.
Favorite darwin award candidate character? None! Because they’re annoying!