Friday, December 17, 2010
Fiction Friday: PLOT OR CHARACTER (a "hoppin'" question)
Hopping along this holiday season with Crazy-for-Books' Book Blogger Hop. The topic this week, straight from Geek on the Brink, is (drumroll please)...
What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?
This is a great question. I feel that character is at the center of every novel. This is not to say that I don't want a good story but, for me, an excellent story means that the main character behaves in an authentic way at every turn. Each twist of the plot comes from a choice the character makes and I need to believe completely in that choice--that this is the action s/he would take at that moment--to continue to be drawn forward into the story.
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