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.


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

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

  3. Great answer!

  4. It's plots for me.

  5. 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" :(

  6. 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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