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Feature and Follow #4

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This feature is hosted by Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. The goal is to increase blog followers and make new friends.

First, you leave your details on the link below. Then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments or comment in any way you want. You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!


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This week's Activity:


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


Well, I would love great characters and plot with gorgeous writing. But since this is a question of Or not And, I think I'd settle with great characters and plot despite having lousy writing. There are actually lots of authors published by publishers whose writing are boring. I'd like to give as an example Thomas Sniegoski's Fallen series. It's not that he's lousy. Since he's marketed by publishers, you won't find errors in his sentence structures and grammar. It's just that the way he narrates simply bores me but the story is so nice and intriguing, I was compelled to finish it.

On the other hand, I really love Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. The writing is simply gorgeous. At first, I'd love to complain how her paragraphs are bombarded with too much flowery words but these flowery words are the reason why my emotions are thrown to a height. Despite the flat celluloid characters Twilight has, I couldn't deny I was taken so much by it.

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23 comments:

  1. I agree with your comments also. Thanks for visiting my blog.
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    Sharon

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  2. I also picked great characters and plot.
    New follower via GFC, bloglovin, & google+

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  3. Yeah to me the characters and all the worldbuilding, etc, comes before writing. I can't be interested in a well written book if the story or characters don't even make me want to pick it up.

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  4. I agree. Although I believe the way of narrating carries almost everything in the book, sometimes all it takes is a good plot to become a good read.

    New follower via GFC and Bloglovin! :)
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  5. I was already following you via GFC, so I followed you back on G+ and Twitter. :) Thanks for dropping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Good answer!
    I'm a new follower on Bloglovin'. Have a great weekend!
    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

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  7. I think most seem to like great characters and plot over fancy writing. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  8. I agree!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF! Have a great weekend!
    New Bloglovin follower.

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  9. Nice answer, I agree with you. Characters and plot wins out in the end for me, too.

    New bloglovin' and twitter follower, and added you on G+. Have a great weekend!

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    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

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  10. I went with middling characters with strong writing. I struggled with my response because really comes down to how you define lousy and middling and gorgeous!

    Terri M.
    Second Run Reviews

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  11. Hi! New follower here. I love this Friday's topic. I also prefer great characters and plot, for some funny reason, I can overlook mild spelling mistakes and flat writing.

    My FF

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  12. I prefer the other one :) Thanks for stopping by! New GFC and Blog Lovin follower! Happy reading!

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  13. Great answer and I love that you included examples!
    New BlogLovin' follower.
    Thanks for stopping by Booksniffer Book Reviews!

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  14. I definitely feel the same way! (: I'm a new Bloglovin follower.

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  15. Fantastic answer. I have the agree i enjoy The Fallen series just fine because their action and mystery but the writing drags. Twilight I also have to agree because I enjoyed her writing just fine but the characters to me weren't fantastic. Great choices and thank you for following. I am now following you back!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you back via GFC, and Bloglovin!

    My F&F
    Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, it's appreciated!

    Old GFC follower

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

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  18. Thanks for stopping by. Old GFC, new Bloglovin' follower. I'm of the camp where I can't get past bad writing, grammar, or editing. Just can't. My FF

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog, much appreciated! New GFC follower! :)

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  20. Thanks for stopping by. I'm following back on all I believe

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  21. How funny--I think we actually are opposites on the Twilight issue. Not a hater here--a fan, really. I don't enjoy the writing, though--just the characters and story. :)

    Consider yourself followed back! (GFC)

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  22. Thanks for stopping by. I agree with you, Character and Plot all the way. Following back via GFC

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  23. I agree with you - I really need to be able to connect with the writing somehow, especially with the characters. Old GFC follower, new Bloglovin, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter follower. :)
    Thanks for visiting My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl!

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