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Post Reply Would you read a fiction novel with terrible grammar but excellent storytelling?
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Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
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So, would you read a story with terrible grammar but an excellent storytelling? Would you prefer you novels to have best of both worlds, good grammar and good story telling? Could you ever read a novel with great grammar but a horrid storytelling? What matters most when writing a story?

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Posted 8/17/16 , edited 8/17/16
No

Good grammar + good story telling

Otherwise, I won't read it.
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How brutally honest of you.
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In one word yes! Story is what matters.
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noooo thank u
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As long as it is still readable I would
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Neonwifi wrote:

As long as it is still readable I would


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Probably, no.

I would not read enough to tell that story was good, if the grammar was bad.
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No. I expect both solid grammar and a decent story on those pages or I'm going to lose interest quickly.

Admittedly, I can forgive a little bit of both if reading a fanfic or something but from a proper published novel, I have certain expectations that must be met.
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If I enjoyed the story, I probably could deal with the shitty grammar...

Now if it was something like 'I IZ DOIN WURK SAY MA' then naaah...
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Don't forget to answer the other questions.
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Probably not, I'd probably be cringing way too much to get past the first few pages.
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I have and I would again. People who say they wouldn't should really reconsider, there are some real gems out there!
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So, would you read a story with terrible grammar but an excellent storytelling?
Yes, though I likely couldn't tell that there is "excellent storytelling." Atrocious grammar creates a barrier that diminishes my ability to really get into the story, especially when the grammar renders the story incomprehensible.

Would you prefer you novels to have best of both worlds, good grammar and good story telling?
Absolutely. A good story that is written well enough to comprehend to a satisfying extent is greatly preferable, I think.

Could you ever read a novel with great grammar but a horrid storytelling?
Well, yes. I've already done it, usually as a result of having been assigned reading lists and various other assignments in school.

What matters most when writing a story?
Grammar. In written stories, anyway. If people don't understand, then a story is entirely wasted.
Posted 8/17/16
After being on teh internetz for yersz I have gained the abilty to decypher the shittiest of grammer, so yes
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