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This week's question: What makes a great novel, in your opinion?
I think Melissa answered it all. But let's see if I can break it down from some of my favorite novels.
Characters- Have to have well defined characters. Need to know their motivation behind what they are doing even if you aren't privy to their thoughts. Wicked Lovely series You get to know why each character is motivated to do what he or she does Seth-love for Ash, Keenan- I'd like to say selfishness but its for his court etc. You get the picture
Dialogue- There must be some talking going on between characters. They must communicate, not just action all the time. Sometimes lack of action is communication, but things must be said.
Plot- People can't just run around killing each other or entering rooms for no reason without a formal plot apparent at least to the reader. There has to be a reason for what is happening in the book.
Action- People can't just stand around and talk all the time. Their has to be some action. Forward movement of the book is brought about by this action.
Character growth- forgot to mention that above. I like to see my characters grow and discover things about themselves, hidden strengths, depths, intelligences, feelings, weaknesses something about themselves as the novel moves forward.
Taking the Wicked Lovely Series as a whole, I would say that I saw all of that throughout the series. I am just too jumbled in thought right now to give each book a thorough analysis.
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