Last weekend I spent a night in Banff with my sister in laws and mother in law. I know what you’re thinking but I actually get along really well with my in-laws. Anyway we were discussing books that we’ve read recently and what we look for in a book.
Some loved interesting characters, some loved reading detailed description, some loved the plot.
I have to admit I fall into the latter category.
I am all about plot. I love reading and writing a fast paced story where there’s always something happening or on the verge of happening. I like good characters as well but I like them doing something.
I also don’t love a lot of description. I have a hard time reading pages of what a mountain looks like (just a random example). I’m a minimalist when it comes to describing things and I’ve had to work hard to change that. Although I still fight it on a regular basis.
Lots of times when I’m writing something new I’ll write in (ADD DESCRIPTION) so I can get on with the story.
What about you? Plot or Character or Setting? What do you like writing or reading the most?