What Exactly is Poor Writing?

Quoth The Wordsmith

What Exactly is Poor Writing?Any of you who have editing experience can back me up when I say that it is a very tiring process, especially when the piece you are reviewing is poorly written. And while the perceived quality of writing is subjective, there are a few key indicators that it isn’t just you, that the writing itself is the problem.

Poor writing doesn’t necessarily mean bad spelling and questionable grammar. It can refer to the structure and style as well. When reviewing your work, or that of others, be sure to pay attention to the following things to see if the piece just doesn’t mesh with your preferred style, or if it really does need to be reworked.

Beginnings. Whether it’s a blog post, a short story, or a paragraph of copy, every piece of writing needs to have an opening line at the very least, if not an entire paragraph…

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  1. Excellent post

    1. Yes it is Rajiv! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. A lot of people–me included, are surprised to find it’s not all about grammar and punctuation.

      1. Yeah. I agree. I just self-published my first book, and many pundits would sneer at me. However, I kept asking myself if it is readable

  2. Diana

    Quite informative

    1. I thought so too Diana!

  3. I needed this! I am editing a book and this helps.

    1. I’m glad you found it helpful Fredreca.

  4. Great information Lynette. Thank you, for sharing!

    1. You’re welcome Cheryl!

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