Monday, August 22, 2011
This week’s musing asks…
Do you prefer character-driven stories, or plot-driven stories?
I tend to like character-driven stories better than plot-driven ones. When the characters are the main focus, we get to really bond with them, to feel for them much more than when the actions are the important things. I see that a lot in fantasy and sci-fi books, which I think is the reason why there's not that many great ones out there. They are too plot-driven, while other ones, like Harry Potter, stay in our heads because all the characters are unique and well-crafted.