Novel Rocket, enlightens us on the difference between character-driven and plot-driven novels.
Writers: Is your WIP character or plot driven?
Readers: Do you care whether or not the books you read center around a character or a story and why?
Have a blessed weekend!
Hmm, will have to check this out. Thanks for the link!
Oh, good questions, Susan. I never considered this before!
I think I prefer character driven. I just read a delightful cozy mystery by Cec Murphey called Everybody Loved Roger Harden. It's full of dialogue, with very little description and setting, but I loved how Cec moved the story via this unique method.
My novels are plat driven, but the characters go through a strong arc from beginning to end.
Hi Karen - You're welcome. Have a blessed weekend.
Hi Jen - I like character-driven novels as well, but I'm also drawn to a strong plot.
Hi Dena - Your novels sound like a perfect balance of the two.
I think I prefer plot driven, but I like both. Years ago, I got into Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who" mystery series. Plot driven all the way, but with wonderful, quirky characters.
Hi Jean -
Thanks for stopping by. The cat stories sound like fun.
Mine is plot driven, although as I wrote the story and events unfolded, the characters came to life. They jostled amongst themselves for position and more face time. So I have some well developed characters, both on the good side and the bad side.
Hi Stephen -
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I enjoy both plot and character driven novels.
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