Thursday, May 29, 2014

Follow Friday: Characters and Plot vs. Writing

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

How important is good writing to you? Which do you prefer: 1) Great characters and plot with lousy writing or 2) Middling character development and plot but gorgeous writing?

Thinking hard! (Source)
Hmm, that's a tough one. I think I need the awesome characters and plot over the writing. If I can't relate to the characters or get into the plot, the writing doesn't make a whole lot of difference to me. I appreciate beautiful writing, but I'm always all about the story and what you can learn from it. 

Of course if the writing or editing is horrible, it can ruin great plots and characters, but I'm not someone who gets super bent out of shape over a few mis-typed words either. So, I guess I fall into group #1. 

How about you? Which do you prefer?


  1. Nice! So do I! and I must say I loooove the pic you used!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Thanks Jessica! You have a great weekend, too! :D

  2. This is a smart article Liesel. I couldn't agree more that a few typos here and there aren't a big deal in a wonderful book. Here's hoping you have a gnarly evening.

  3. I fall in the second camp, Liesel. I want strong writing. :) This is definitely a tricky question because it is all about one person defines each one of these elements!

    Terri M.
    Second Run Reviews

    1. I agree, Terri! It's definitely fun to discuss, though. :D