Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Plot versus Character--Jeff Gerke

Jeff Gerke's book "Plot versus Character" ask the age old question for writers? Which is more important: a gripping plot or compelling characters? Luckily for writers, Mr. Gerke goes on to explain how to balance the two. Oh, joy. Finally we can get this settled once and for all.

This book offers help for merging the two best things about writing a book, so I highly recommend it for writers. As for our readers, I thought it would be interesting to find out how you all feel. Do you love a good strong plot, even if the chaacters are weakly drawn? Or do you prefer strong characters who carry a weak plot? Or do you throw you hands up in despair over both?

Jeff Gerke believes writers can learn how to work wth good plots and strong characters. I think his book will help me to learn to work harder on both.
Meantime, dear readers, tell us what you think.


Sheila Deeth said...

I think I need to read the book. Will look out for it.

Debra E. Marvin said...

I bought this book last month. I've only had time to skim but I think Jeff makes great points. And offers ways to fix, rather, 'improve' our weaker side.

I know where I fall short in that equation.

Lenora said...

Thanks for the comments, ladies. It's a tough decision and yes, Jeff's book can help us fix this once and for all. So we can all become bestsellers!!!

Cheryl Wyatt said...

LOVE Jeff's teachings.

Loves 2 Read Romance - Laura said...

I can't decide. They are both important.

Jill W said...

For me, I'm never really gripped by a plot if I can't connect with the character. I just ordered Jeff's book on Amazon. Thanks!