What is good writing?

What is good writing?

We will get to what is good writing in a moment.

First, let me apologize in advance for any typos in this post. As some of you know, those who follow me on Facebook, I have an injury to one of my left fingers. It makes typing difficult esp. an E or an R or well, all letters my left hand usually types. This post will be short due to this, also.

So, on to the subject at hand.

Have you ever closed a book and thought, “Man, that was a great book”? What do you think made you say that? Was it a good character or characters? Or was it a plot that grabbed you from the beginning and carried you all the way to the last page?

That, my friends, is what I call good writing.

Now some might call it good storytelling. That would be an accurate description also. It takes good storytelling to make a good plot. Good characters to carry the plot through to its end is a sign of a thoughtful and talented author as well.

Now, how does an author learn how to weave a plot so intricate and build characters so masterfully? Years of practice, a bit of education from others who have succeeded, and yes, even a little luck.

And of course, avoiding the desperate desire to follow plot bunnies. Find out what a plot bunny is here.

what is good writing?

What’s next for Kim Smith (now Browning)?

I am glad you asked. My finger is healing, and once that bit of trouble is past me, I hope to get underway with NanoWriMo once again this year. I am following a few threads with hashtags #nanowrimo or #preptober and even a few hashtags that are all about WIP for October.

So, here is to Nano once again, and let’s all lift a glass to those who finish and mostly to those like myself who succeed at getting a nice bit of writing done but don’t “finish” the race.

If you are on my email list, I am going to be sending out an email to the list tomorrow, there will be more about my top secret project aka the Nano book, and other neat and interesting things going on with me.

If you are NOT on my email list, why not? IT’S FREE!!

About master

Kim Smith is the author of Disk of Death, The Dread Room, Love Inn, and An Unexpected Performance.

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  1. Happy to see you writing again, and glad the finger is on the mend…I over look typos, as I am famous for them!!LOL!!

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