on The Write Life:
While everyone will have their own definition of what good writing looks like, bad writing is more universally recognizable.
If you want to write well, it’s essential to write clearly. Anything else is an absolute disservice to your self-respect as a writer, not to mention the time and attention of your reader.
Sometimes, writers fall into the trap of thinking that if they have an important enough message to share, or an entertaining story to tell, they can get by with not writing clearly. That’s simply not the case. You run a real risk of readers switching off from your work entirely if your writing is unclear.
Let’s explore the concept of clarity of writing as well as nine techniques to attain it.