Synonym for satisfying?
January 22, 2012 3:37 PM Subscribe
Is there a single word for finding pleasure in well done formulaic stories not because they are doing something new or even being particularly clever, but because they hit the notes well, manage the tropes, and deliver what they promise?
posted by The Whelk to Writing & Language (34 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've been watching a lot of very entertaining "genre exercises" lately and a bit annoyed that I have to use adverbs to explain this type of pleasure in predictability. Workmanlike and journeyman sound dismissive, and " satisfying" and " well crafted" aren't strong enough to convey this joy I'm getting in seeing stock plots and characters executed gracefully and " makes cliches fresh" is an awkward. Is there a word for this? Something that comes close?