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Which is more vital to a story: plot or character?
tynamite's avatar It doesn't matter. It depends on the concept of your story, for what you want to write about.
For my 1st novel, it has good narration, good characters and a bad plot.
For my 2nd novel, it has bad narration, bad characters and a good plot.

This was all deliberate to suit the concept of the novels that I had. Some people write adventure books, and some people write books with an underlying theme, concept.

My 1st novel uses the concept of the butterfly effect, and how you can lose a grip of your life as time goes on.
My 2nd novel uses the concept of segregated people, and how the privileged are ignorant, the poverished are helpless, and the wise are dismissive yet protective.

Both my novels do not have a bad person in it, as there is no antagonist, no good vs evil.

It's up to you to decide whether the concept of your novel requires a good plot or good characters. You will know what your novel needs, after you know what it's going to be about.

My perfect novel would to have good characters, narration, plot, and description, with no gimmicks. I haven't written that yet.
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What's an assertion, and what should I type in?

Compesh is a question and answer (and debate) website, so before you make a debate, you better learn what an assertion is. I suppose you already know what a question is, and that you've typed it in the box. ;)

An assertion, is basically a statement you can make, that is either true or false.

Richer people have better health.

The question for that would be, Do richer people have better health?

And don't forget to make your assertion, match your question.

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