I’ve read that book a few times.
But, I have to say, the books I’ve read the most are the Twilight Series
*ducks, dodging objects rushing my face*
I know. I know.
It brings forth the question about selling novels to publishers. Character driven stories or well-crafted, super clean stories.
I’ve heard both sides.
“Have a compelling story with fantastic characters and publishers will fight to buy your book.”
“Don’t bother sending anything out until it’s super clean and full of craft perfection.”
Most writers know there were flaws in the novel, Twilight, which I won’t go into here. But I’ve always said, and I will stand by this, if I love the story and characters enough, I’ll overlook craft errors.
And I loved Twilight’s characters and story.
Granted, I’m getting a bit tired of sparkly, vegetarian vampires, but still, we’re talking about books we’ve read a bunch of times on the blog this week, and so far, this one wins.
How ‘bout you guys? Whether you’re a reader or writer—will you continue reading a poorly written book if you love the characters and story or do craft issues stop you cold?
Have a great Friday, everyone.
Your Friday Fox,