Sometimes it’s all objective. I might prefer James Patterson over Michael Connelly whereas the person sitting next to me prefers Michael over James. It can be as simple as that. Or…stand out on the street and interview the first 20 people that walk by. I guarantee you will probably get 20 different answers in response.
That being said, let’s try to nail it down. Shall we? Jeff Goins breaks it down very simply for us:
Tips for being a good writer
There are six things you can do to be a better (ahem, more effective) writer. The following is what I recommend (click the links to read articles on each subject):
Read. Good writers read. It’s that simple. Words are the lifeblood of great writing. There’s no way to get good without lots of valuable input.
- Get an editor. A good writer recognizes he needs help. He…
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