Thursday, November 4, 2010

booking through thursday

Today's question for btt is:

I’ve seen many bloggers say that what draws them to certain books or authors is good writing, and what causes them to stop reading a certain book or author is bad writing. What constitutes good writing and bad writing to you?

More than the words used, it's the story the words tell.

I like fast paced plot with quick descriptions of people and places. Too much description bores me. To little, and I feel like I'm reading a list of actions, not a story that flows. Which also bores me. A good plot can cover up a lot of cliches and repetitions and whatever else for me.

No matter how beautiful the prose or flowing the writing, if the plot has holes or unrealistic characters, that's what I consider bad writing.

And though slow plot isn't bad writing, I usually stop reading when it becomes a chore.


Tribute Books Mama said...

Good writing is not boring, and peaks your interest, throughout the book.

Bad writing is when a book doesn't have substance & doesn't appeal to the reader in many ways.

resugo said...

very succinct way of putting it. thanks!