I'm so glad to see Brooklyn Arden (AKA Cheryl Klein) has taken to blogging again. I missed her there for a while. And her latest post, a Q&A with some of her readers, includes this terrific thought, in answer to a question about what makes a "starred review" book stand out from a run-of-the-mill story? Cheryl's answer-
I think people tend to buy books for their plots, but love them for their characters, writing, and ideas.
So there's just no escaping that devil PLOT, is there...
Related post: The Challenge of Plotting