This week's question:
How important is good writing to you? In an ideal world, a book would be beautifully written AND have great character development, plot, etc. But in the real world, which do you prefer: (1) Great characters and plot with lousy writing or (2) Middling character development and plot but gorgeous writing?
Pauline: Unlike Dyane, I'd have to go with good characters and plot, because if I had no interest in them at all, then I wouldn't even bother reading the book in the first place. The writing doesn't matter as much to me as how much I can relate to the characters and how creative the plot is.