Booking Through Thursday - Character or Plot?

I apologize if this is late; had a busy day and wasn't able to sit down and get on until just recently.

Booking Through Thursday asks this week:

What’s more important to you? Real, three-dimensional, fleshed-out fascinating characters? Or an amazing, page-turning plot?

For me an amazing, page-turning plot.  Reason being is that you can have fleshed-out, real, three-dimensional characters all you want, but if your plot is not great, you are probably not going to get a lot of readers to read your book.  Its the plot that gets people to read your book for the most part and its how your characters become real, three-dimensional and fleshed-out.  True, if the plot is really good, but the characters aren't as fleshed-out, it probably won't get a lot of readers, but at least with an amazing, page-turning plot there is the potential for real, three-dimensional, fleshed-out characters.

Comments

Katie said…
I completely agree! I need a page-turning plot.
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Mermer said…
Great answer. Thanks for stopping by anyway. :)
Gigi Ann said…
I totally agree with you. The page turning plot is needed before the book is interesting.
Eileen Leacock said…
Thanks for stopping by :)
apaperbacklife said…
Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog!

My answer is totally opposite of your answer but I see your point.
We had very different answers but I do see your point. :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog! :)
That makes sense...but if the genre is something other than action, mystery, or fantasy, the characters are just as important. They AREthe drama in literary fiction and sometimes even in women's fiction.

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Boriquaz said…
You have a valid point, I think really you need both. Thanks for stopping by.

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