Thursday, January 26, 2012

Booking Through Writing or Riveting?

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What’s more important: Good writing? Or a good story?

I think we have answered this before. Although I want both in novel and good writing minus a good story might interest me for a while but it doesn't for the whole novel. Without a good story, writing falls flat.  

10 comments:

Anya Millar said...

Story is so important!
Nice site btw :)

Here's my BTT ~ House Millar series

Áine

Eva @Mostraum Viewpoint said...

Yes :-)

DawnTreader said...

I think it's hard to answer this kind of question without actual examples in mind. But I find it hard to judge a story until I've finished the whole book, and it takes good writing to keep my interest up until the end!

http://dawntreader-island2.blogspot.com/2012/01/good-story-deserves-good-writing-btt.html

Gigi Ann said...

I agree with you. I love a good story.

bermudaonion said...

I want both too!

Karen Harrington said...

I completely agree with how you answered this. From a writer's point of view, I love reading all of today's answers because it really gets to the core of what a successful novel should strive for.

Tribute Books Mama said...

You really need both.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/booking-through-thursday_26.html

Boriquaz said...

You need one to have the other. It's so hard but if I had to choose, I say story. Here's my BTT.

Happy Reading!
Cathy @Addicted to Books

Belle Wong said...

I definitely want both, too. If I had to pick, I'd say story, but with the caveat that terrible writing can distract me so much, I no longer want to hang around to find out what happens in the story!

Tina said...

I could have made the argument either way, but that's half the fun. http://nerdbliss.com/wordpress/2012/01/26/rivet-me/