Daily Archives: December 15, 2011
This week’s question: What’s more important to you? Real, three-dimensional, fleshed-out fascinating characters? Or an amazing, page-turning plot?
(Yes, I know, they are both important. But if you had to pick one as being more important than the other?)
If I had to choose between cardboard characters and a mind-numbing plot, then I’d have to say that the plot was more important. Lackluster characters I can deal with but a bad plot is torture. I can imagine personalities and details for a character but it’s a bit hard to have really great characters that aren’t doing anything. For me, the plot is more important. That being said, if the characters were repulsive enough than no amount of great plot would probably get me through the book. There has to be at least some glimmer of life in even a uninteresting character or else I’d probably just give up and move on to a different book.
Hey everybody! Kathy over at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer has this week’s Know Me Better post up. This week our questions are all Christmas themed.
Red or Green?
Green. I look horrible in red. It makes my face seem even more rosy than normal. Plus, green is the color of growing things and blood makes me faint.
Favorite Christmas Carol?
We Three Kings of the Orient. A page with lyrics and a sample of piano music can be found here.
What do you want for Christmas?
Peace on Earth and for my workplace to let me on Facebook. I hate that stupid ‘net nanny thing. And a gift card for books. And my cat to stop waking me up at 5am for breakfast.
Favorite Holiday Treat?
My grandmother’s chocolate cake! I have the recipe and it tastes just fine when I make it, but it is never quite the same.
Favorite Holiday Tradition?
Going to my grandparents’ house for Christmas and having dinner around the same table. It was pretty much the only tradition my family had for the holidays and I miss it greatly.