What makes a good book tick?
The clock hidden inside it.
one that keeps you turning the page.
A good author.
A good author can make even the most boring of plots enjoyable. ?♀️
The writing style, the genre, character development and the melody and tone of the words-how they flow and create imagery.
@James you said it!! Took the words right out of my mouth, thank you
Have you read Goldfinch by Donna tartt ? Author creates imagery
A tick who loves the taste of ink, but is careful to only suck the ink out of books on calculus and tax law?
I’m writing this story. It will be called Harold: A Very Good Book Tick.
@Kaitlin got here before me, good job.
Probably some horrible genetic engineering, but hopefully it never actually comes to be.
But on a serious note, for me it’s all about amazing characters and character development.
The pacing… Keeps us turning pages.
Character development and writing style make a book tick for me. I want to be able to hear the voices of each player and visualize every scene as I read. I want to get lost in the words.
A space left blank for the reader to fill with our own interpretation
Usually a good book ticks when some wise ass has turned it into a bomb…? Sorry, I’m very literal, and more than a bit of a wise ass myself…??
A Book Tick is a bloodsucking insect that hides in a book until it can bite an unsuspecting reader. 😀
@Laura it waits till the reader takes the book to bed so it can become a bed bug
@Ashley If it’s really good at what it does, it will get under the reader’s skin & never let go.
A character you care about, failing that, a plot that drives forward on gripping plot twists, narrative that doesn’t sound inspired from a cereal box, an editor that is paid by the word they cut.
A big plot twist makes you guess everything. X
Using an analog watch as a bookmark?
Seriously, though, it’s different for everyone. What some people like in a book, others don’t. I think the universal elements are good writing, well-developed characters, and an interesting story.
the first chapter of a book and the plot and not a lot of sex scenes
Character development, character development, character development
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