Plot, I'm interested in the what of a story, rather than the who.
It's a combination. The characters are what causes me to fall in love with the author, but the plot is what makes the cake. Without a good plot, I skim the pages just to read about the characters.
I'd have to say I like character driven stories. A good character can be quite fascinating, no matter what is happening in the story. When I read a story, I get a lot of satisfaction when the writer keeps a character true to motives and actions. If a character veers off and does something uncharacteristic, then it spoils the story for me.
I like a nice balance between the two. If a story is good, exciting and holds my interest but the character is unlikable then it doesn't really interest me as much ...and vice versa also.
Character, only because I like to see how the character changes throughout.
i often watch films and movies and most probably wish to watch natural and universal story so i will like to watch character driven story.
by Anusha Jain 6 years ago
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by Tessa Schlesinger 17 months ago
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by nataliemarie71 8 years ago
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