Thursday, November 4, 2010

Booking Through Thursday #2

Booking Through Thursday @Booking Through Thursday Host

I’ve seen many bloggers say that what draws them to certain books or authors is good writing, and what causes them to stop reading a certain book or author is bad writing. What constitutes good writing and bad writing to you?

What stops me from reading a certain book is if they have lost the flair that drew me initially.  If the language gets too out of hand or they writing diminishes. I can't stick with an author no matter how much I like them if it feels too much like homework and I'm dragging through with no amount of caffeine to keep me going.  That is when a book has lost it's edge.  What stops you?
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Anonymous said...

Very true, though I'm having trouble expressing just what it is that causes a book to have lost its edge.

Paula said...

there is this theory you read a book of a series or otherwise and you don't like the direction they head in, or they kill a main character you liked or they lost their flare the book feels almost forced written

Anonymous said...

Good writing is not boring, and peaks your interest, throughout the book.

Bad writing is when a book doesn't have substance & doesn't appeal to the reader in many ways.

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