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A Post About Our Imperfect Books

Today’s post can be found at http://www.sfnovelists.com, the group blog on speculative fiction that I maintain along with a group of over one hundred published authors of fantasy and science fiction. The post is called “Our Books, Warts and All.” I hope you enjoy it.

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hedwig_snowy
Oct. 23rd, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Isn't all of life a WiP? :)

I don't think I've ever read a perfect book, but I would guess that, to some, some of the parts I found inventive and extraordinary others saw as flawed.

And, while it is, I suppose as a writer, preferred to have a book without the things you mentioned, I'm much more concerned with overall storylines and characters (especially) than I am about the occasional meander into "cul-de-sacs".
davidbcoe
Oct. 23rd, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
I think you're absolutely right. As a reader, I'm far more interested in plot, character, description, dialog, than I am with the small flaws. But as a writer attempting to teach writing to my student, I find myself looking at the books we're reading in a different way.
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