Consider yourself warned. This reading journal is about to become a writing journal!
Here’s my MAGNA CARTA I (see No Plot? No Problem! for details) – a list of things I really like in books.
MAGNA CARTA I
Love that doesn’t get in the way of adventure
Love that isn’t too angsty
Love that is fun
Smart men who have principles
Misunderstood people (mostly because they’re too smart)
A few close friends
Cleverly hidden exposition
Intricate interweaving of mythology
Girls who are strong but not physically tough
What about you? What elements do you really like in your stories?