Is your writing good or bad? Want to know?

You know when the writing in a book is good or bad.

It’s something we just know. But for some reason, we are blinded when applying the same standard to our own writing.

Because we get too close to the story. The characters are friends and family. And who wants to be mean to people we love? There are endless reasons.

But as writers, it’s important to know when our writing is good.

Want to know? Want to be a great writer? Keep reading.

“Bad writing is writing defensively; good writing is a way of making the self as vulnerable as possible.” Source: WHAT MAKES BAD WRITING BAD by K.D. Dowdall

How do you judge good writing?

Do you rely on friends and partners to tell you the truth?

What stood out in Ms. Dowdall’s article?

Talk to me – I love reading your comments.

Please head over and “like” my Facebook page at Facebook at jeanswriting . Or to connect with me, click the “write me” tab. Don’t forget you can follow me on StumbleUpon,  on Twitter @jeancogdell , and

Please stop by and say “hey!”  I’ll leave a light on. 

PS: Almost here! McKinney Square Book Festival! See you there.

Mckinney event


4 thoughts on “Is your writing good or bad? Want to know?

  1. Do ‘bad’ writers use the help of an editor? I would think sending what you write to an editor that not only looks at grammar but examines the structure, clarity, and content of the piece. Also, are ‘bad’ writers honest with themselves?

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.