May 29, 2014

Follow Friday

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

Here are the general rules to Follow Friday:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
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8. If your new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

This week's question is: 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?

MY ANSWER: Ooh that's a true toughie! Let's ponder this for a moment...I think the characters, plot, and world-building, etc. would have to be the best! If I can't get into the storyline or characters or understand the world...I'm not going to enjoy what I read. It can be beautifully written, but I won't like it. The elements to the story are what draw me in. The writing can be so-so or whatever, but I'd still love it! 

This is where some self-published or even small press reads come in! I totally enjoy the storylines and characters and all that jazz. Maybe the writing isn't quite up to NYC standards, but it's still pretty darn good! I've given lots of 4 and 5 star ratings to reads like that!

So yes, characters, plot, world-building, etc are more important to me!


  1. This is a tough question! But yeah I completely agree that plot, character are more interesting and important rather than the writing :)

  2. I chose that too! If the plot is amazing then the writing doesn't matter (that much) anymore.
    New GFC and Bloglovin' follower here! :)

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  3. I have to have likable, I have to relate to the characters and a good story line. The writing has to be good enough that I find it interesting to read or it just won't work..sort of like the book I am trying to read right now..ugh.

  4. Characters are more important, but repetition drains me out. Makes the reading time double :/
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  5. Characters and plot are more important to me, too. If I don't connect or like the story, then no amount of beautiful writing will make me like the book =)

    Old follower. Have a great weekend!
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  6. I chose writing over character/plot, so many promising stories have been ruined for me by poor writing. As you rightly said though, some books can be beautifully written and I still can't get into them. I think it's different for every book with me!
    New Follower! Have a great weekend :)
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  7. I chose writing over mediocre character and plot development. Poor writing is just a major turn off for me. It annoys me to no end.

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  8. Hi! New follower here. I love this Friday's topic. Agree with all the way - bad writing just usually ends up in my DNF pile.

    Vanessa @ Bluest Ribbon

  9. Well, I couldn't agree more. (I should have articulated my answer the way you did).

    Old GFC & bloglovin follower. My ff.

  10. It's a very tough call as neither option is ideal at all, thanks for stopping by my blog xx

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

  11. I would prefer better plot and character development, because then I feel like the story would leave a deeper impact on me.

    New follower

    Meredith @ A Book Lover's Corner

  12. Wonderfully said! I agree - the elements of a story draw me in, and even if the story was written flawlessly, if I don't care about the characters or plot, then it doesn't matter in the end. Old follower. Thanks for stopping by my My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl!


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