Thursday, February 14, 2013

What makes a good book?

A good stroy compells you to read because of one of the following; Voice, Plot, or idea. preferably all three. The voice or language and word choice needs to draw you along. Make it easy to fall into the rabbit hole and get lost in the new world. The plot needs to create tension and drama. Make you have to keep reading to find out what happens next. The idea has to be new and interesting. It could be a character, event, place, or situation that the reader has to learn more about. The trick is to get them down the rabbit hole, keep them interested, and expose them to new wonders. Simple right? A good book will usually meet two of the the three. A great book, a grand slam will have all three in abudance.

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