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Friday, May 30, 2014

Feature & Follow (#2)

How important is good writing to you? In an ideal world, a book would be beautifully written AND have great character development, plot, etc. But in the real world, which do you prefer: (1) Great Characters and plot with lousy writing or (2) Middling character development and plot but gorgeous writing?

Ooooohhhhhhhh.....This is a hard one. I seriously don't know how to answer this question. 

but I think I'm going to have to go with.....option number....I DONT KNOW. why such a hard question?!....

ok, ok, *flails* option number 1...I think. 

I think plot and character development are the most important things in a book for me. 
because no matter how well it's written, if the content sucks, i'm going to feel dissatisfied at the end. 
whereas if I see great plot and character, then I can chalk the writing up to inexperience or style or something.

But gosh, I'm such a sucker for prose too.... (I'm thinking of Shatter Me right now...) 

I guess that's my final answer. I'd rather have content than great writing. *shudders* I can't believe I had to decide between the two.

What about you? What book has the most attractive prose you've ever read? or the most fantastic character development?

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  1. I don't like prose that much in books. As for character development, I'd say A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin & Seven Forges by James A. Moore. Idk, perhaps they're more on the plot? So obviously, I'm more taken by books with great characters and plot.

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  2. Good answer to a hard question. I'm an existing follower.
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