What Is Good Writing?
Good writing is what you make it. So called “good writing” is, what I would classify as, writing that evokes sensation in the reader. Even if your writing is just reporting on a book you read, your writing should paint the reader a picture.
If it is snowing, make it to where your readers feel as if they are being snowed on. Good writing describes the situation and feeling of what is happening around the author as they write it. Your readers should be able to see exactly what you saw when you experienced what it is that you are writing about.
Some of the best articles I have read have been the ones that made me feel as if I were there. I remember feeling like I was standing next to the person who was writing this piece, seeing what they were seeing. Writing like this is what I classify as good writing.
When I think of good writing, more specifically good writers, I think of people like J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins. These two ladies wrote the hit series Harry Potter and the Hunger Games. The way they wrote their books painted pictures of what was going on in the stories and really made the readers feel as if they were standing right beside the characters.
Good writing can make the readers feel different emotions as well. Anger, happiness, sadness, joy and many more emotions can be experienced when the writer composes their piece with that emotion in mind. Personally, I have read articles that have made me feel different emotions, just like the author intended.
Like stated before, good writing can make the readers feel emotions, but emotions also can make a piece. When a writer channels their emotions into their pieces, it really helps with the success of a piece, no one wants to read a dry and emotionless article. Emotion gives depth to the work and really makes it worth reading.
A well written piece should make the author proud of what they are putting out there. People should be able to tell how much hard work and emotion they put into their work. In the end, good writing would be a piece of work that the author put hard work and emotion into so that they could paint their readers a picture.