Read Around the Rainbow: As a reader, what’s more important to you, the story itself or the way it’s told?

I’m sure we’ll get some hugely interesting insights from the blog ring on this month’s topic, suggested by the lovely Addison Albright.

For me, as a reader and a writer, this question poses a conundrum.

Personally, when reading, I can’t separate one from the other.  I hasten to add this is purely down to personal taste and has nothing to do with the author! We all have our individual preferences in writing style. A story may hugely appeal from the blurb or a recommendation but might not feel accessible when reading. Then, of course, there are those offbeat stories that just grab us because we’re caught up in the storytelling. To be honest, while reading, I’m pretty relaxed about my reaction to a story either way.

But when writing, this occupies far too much of my attention! When I have a storyline in my head, I agonise over its telling to a ridiculous degree. I try to do my best by my characters to depict them in a way that grabs the reader. I want my audience to be equally invested in the story’s outcome.

As someone who reads and writes MM romance, I appreciate there are countless ways of depicting a love story, whatever the subgenre. I enjoy reading romantic suspense as much as I relish historical stories and anything laced with a sense of humour. But I’ll try anything at least once!

With my author hat on, I completely understand that my writing style won’t appeal to everyone – and there’s not much I can do about that! But that doesn’t stop me from digging deep to make my couple’s romance as meaningful as possible and hoping that the reader will love my boys as much as I do.

My post will be linked on the last Friday of every month with posts from fellow blog ring members. There are five other writers blogging in the Read Around the Rainbow Webring this month… find their posts to discover how they feel about stories and storytelling!

Ofelia Grand : Addison Albright : Amy Spector : A. L. Lester : K. L. Noone :


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