Examples of the Duh Factor:
- Rhetorical questions:
- What would you do if the fate of the world rested on your shoulders?
- If you were given a time travel machine, would you use it?
- If you had a choice between what you wanted and sacrificing everything you've ever known, would you do it?
- Inane statements:
- Stephanie never asked to be given super powers
- Lucas never wanted to be King but fate intervened
- Things never went Susan's way
- Vague statements or questions:
- Imagine what would happen if a young boy is suddenly transported to a world unlike he's ever known.
- Rocko's life is about to change in a really big way, and he won't see it coming.
- Obvious dialogue:
- Brian walked into the room. Sue was surprised to see him. "Brian," Sue said. "I'm surprised to see you."
- "I see you are drinking coffee with sugar. I know you always need your coffee in the morning before work."
- "Darcy, meet my friend Liza. We've known each other since second grade. She really likes cheese. You will like her."
- Dark Moon is a YA fantasy that will appeal to adolescent readers who like being transported to new worlds
- Red Desert is a NA mystery that will appeal to older teens 18-24 who enjoy mysteries
- Teddy Bear Gruff is an easy reader targeted towards kids 3-6 just learning how to read
- Normal (not "normal") characters:
- Becky is a sarcastic, bitter 17 year old girl
- Edgar is a quiet but sensitive bad boy who isn't interested in any of the shallow girls at school, until Amy, the pretty new girl, shows up
- Paul will do anything to save his family from the corrupt government, even if it means sacrificing himself
I know I'm missing some. So, please, share your own!