Skip to main content

Posts

Which Pulls You In More, Good Story Telling or Good Writing?

Yesterday my husband and I debated whether good writing held more weight than good storytelling, or was the converse more important?

We decided that a book could be written with the eloquence of Hemingway's prose, but if the story is boring, the reader will put it down.  Conversely, if the story is great, it's likely the reader will be pulled in and they'll miss some of the errors in the writing.  Don't get me wrong, if the prose is riddled with misspelled words and the syntax and grammar are in the toilet, then of course, that might be a deal breaker. 

We also concluded that beautifully written page-turners are few and far between. They're the rare gems that stand the test of time, like Tolkien's The Hobbit or a more modern example might be Harry Potter. But this is only two people's opinions. I'd be interested to know what you all think? Do you agree or disagree with my assessment?  Until next time, happy writing and reading. 

Recent posts

Thankful for the ISWG

It's time for another installment of the ISWG. For those who would like to learn more about this supportive and helpful membership, please click on the name of our illustrious host: :Alex J. Cavanaugh

Hello All, 

Time flies. It's hard to believe that June is already here. This said, every month I whine about something or other, which is what this group was designed for. However, every once in a while, it's nice to look at the glass half full. FWIW, this group has seen me through some tough times during the drafting of my first novel. Knowing that other authors shared many of the same struggles I experienced, made me feel less isolated. For this, I want to thank everyone for their support over the years.

Last but not least, I'd like to answer Alex's question of the month: Whats tougher to come up with, Book titles or character names? 

 For me, it's definitely the tittle. Trying to come up with something catchy that captures the theme of an entire novel is hard.It to…