Thursday, April 08, 2010

Booking Through Thursday: Plotting

This week Booking Through Thursday asks what seems like a simple question:
"Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? Which would you rather read?"

And right at first I was tempted just to say plots. Period.

But when I got to thinking about it, I realized that while I really do prefer books with strong plots, lots of action and dialogue, I have been known to enjoy some "stream of consciousness" type of writing as well (I'm thinking especially of works by Virginia Woolf, and some of J.D. Salinger's writings). So I guess it all depends on the writer and how he/she handles a particular style.

Looks like my answer is both.

7 comments:

  1. My first thought was plot, too, but I'm going to have to agree with you.

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  2. Plotting is my answer, check it out [HERE]

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  3. Great answer!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/booking-through-plotting.html

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  4. I've seen this meme on a few blogs I follow and I have to be honest on this one and tell you; I have no idea what a "stream of consciousness is" :(

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  5. Yeah, I thought this was an easy question at first, too. But the more I thought about it (and the more I read other people's posts), the more I realized it's not that simple. I think you're absolutely right -- it depends on the writer.

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