Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Story is still most important



Ultimately It's About Good Books By Good Writers.  Meet Author Mark Barry

Of course, what makes a book "good" is clearly subjective (just set E.L. James fans on readers of Donna Tartt), but from this reader's perspective, I don't give a hoot about the race, creed, color, gender, genre, price point, publishing platform, or social media status of an author; all I want is the alchemy, the magic... the good book. Which is why I want to introduce you to a favorite new author of mine, a fellow who's writing exactly those books: Mark Barry.

If you are a reader or a writer who follows the online drama, you've seen the waters muddied in recent years over debates about diversity, social media---and even some highly publicized author blog wars.

But at the end of the day, good stories are still what this game is all about. Without good stories, the rest is just so much meaningless chatter.