Thursday, January 26, 2012

Booking Through Thursday: Writing or Riveting?

A weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. Hosted at Booking Through Thursday.

Today's question is:
What’s more important: Good writing? Or a good story?

(Of course, a book should have BOTH, but…)

Ok yes I agree we need to have both.  But I'll say if the story is riveting, you can always make up the good writing in your mind.  hehe.  If something is written mediocre but the story is great, you're going to read it.  If it's written horribly but the story is great, you're still going to read it.  But if it's written beautifully but the story is just blah and doesn't get your attention then you're not going to read it unless you have to finish it for a reason.  Think of the time when you were in school, all of that was written well, has to be it's for educational purposes but in reality was it riveting to you? Was the story good?  No it was just information for you to retain and throw away at a later date (like after a test).  That's just my opinion though, what do you think?
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