Feature Follow Friday: Good Character Development or Great Writing?

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This weeks Question:

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

Kimi
Great characters and plot with lousy writing. For me, I find the plot and character more important than the writing, as I think it's a lot easier to learn how to write good than to understand people and turn them into characters of a story. It's also harder to learn the basics of how to develop a plot, rather than have good writing. Plus, there are always editors who can help you with your writing, whereas the characters and the plot, that all boils down to the author and how he/she understands the story- and that is a lot harder. I could read a book with great development even with bad writing. I'd be way more invested in a well-developed story even with lousy writing aside from a story that is just perfect in all aspects except the development. That'll be like going nowhere. The writing can be improved, but if you're bad at telling stories (which is basically the plot and the character development) then the book is not just tolerable.

Beryl
Middling character development and plot but gorgeous writing. The writing style is a very important to me. I don't think I could read a book with bad writing. I wouldn't be able to take it if something were in bad grammar or something.

Audrey
Great character development with lousy writing. When I read a book, one major factor to whether or not i will like a book is if I like the way the characters change and mature throughout the whole book. Also, if the character is able to develop well, the writing can't be all that bad.

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5 comments

  1. Great answers! A variety too! I fall in the "the characters, plot, etc" have to better than the quality of writing. If I can't connect with the characters, story, etc, then I won't bother reading it no matter how excellent the writing is!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. I picked great characters and plot. I also hate lousy writing but for me I need a character to like and not be annoyed by them. I need a plot that will grab my attention.

    I'm already a follower via email.

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  3. I picked great characters and plot. Kimi has said it all.

    Old bloglovin follower. New GFC & twitter follower. Follow me back via my ff.

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  4. I prefer having great characters and great plot over great writing. I don't pay much attention to the writing for some reason when I read. I'm a new GFC follower.

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  5. Good answer to a hard question. I'm an existing follower.
    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

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