Today, I’m delighted to welcome my good friend, Carmen Stefanescu back to my blog with a post about the qualities that go into a good book. I’d love to get your opinion in the comments, and I know Carmen would too. So….
To be or not to be a good book?
By Carmen Stefanescu
The question What makes a good book? has been popping up in my head quite a bit lately while reading, and especially, writing my own books.
I stop writing only to reread what I’ve written and wonder, “Is this good?”
Now, what is a good book? I think it’s a legitimate question to ask ourselves. What defines good? Should it be my own definition, someone else’s, or based on popular opinion? The opinion of what makes a good book is almost entirely subjective.
Think of an old favorite book you’ve read again and again. Can you picture…
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