6 qualities of Bad Writing via Marcy Kennedy

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6 Qualities of Bad Writing

Bad WritingBy Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy)

Whenever a book becomes wildly successful (or even moderately successful), a funny thing seems to happen. Among all the people who love it, another segment of the population rises up who hate the book.

Now, some of this could be sour grapes, spouted by people who’ve wanted to write a bestseller and have failed. Some of it could be folks who like to disagree because they don’t want to be a part of any crowd or a part of any popular movement. They value being contrary.

But I have to believe that, equally as often, some of the people who claim to hate a popular book really…

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6 thoughts on “6 qualities of Bad Writing via Marcy Kennedy

  1. I’ve been thinking about the books I’ve “abandoned,” and these problems are often the cause. “Flat characters” is high up there. I’ve been working on a post about how “voice” (short definition: lively writing) can sometimes save a book with one or more of these other flaws. Nailing the longer definition of “voice” is the tough part. Lots of people have tried.

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