At my most recent writer’s group, the phrase ‘I don’t buy it’ came up. Unfortunately too often.
Maybe it’s just me, but I found that phrase made it hard to engage in a dialogue. I’ve tried in the past to explain passages that this individual ‘does’t buy’, but I’ve already failed.
Fair enough if this was a published work, but isn’t part of the purpose of a writer’s group to help one another figure out why things don’t work and come up with solutions?
Two others in the same group filled in mental blanks for the same gaping hole, with intriguing results. They excite me enough to go back to the piece see what ensues.
There is a certain level of irony in that. As writers, our job is to convey thoughts and emotions. And the words ‘I don’t buy it’ convey little. Except disinterest. And I guess I can buy that.