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Yes , those are good distinctions, but it’s confusing in the post because you say there’s no such thing as good writing, but then go on to differentiate good from bad:
‘That’s the key to good writing; avoiding the most glaring mistakes.
Linda — Anyone who refers to Martin Amis (The War Against Cliche) in the process of giving advice to writers has my attention. What you say here makes good sense. The trouble is, those who know the difference between good writing (as distinct from precious of “fine” writing) make up a fast-shrinking group. These days, caring about such things is mostly a matter of pride.
This is why unionization is important in a workplace. Pay becomes set across the board for specific job descriptions. My female colleagues and I recieved the same pay and benefits, which included pensions and health care in retirement, as well as being able to set aside individual IRAs. This was through the SEIU. If you don’t organize, you can’t make changes.