"As she stood looking at it, wondering why there was a lamp-post in the middle of a wood and wondering what to do next, she heard a pitter patter of feet coming toward her..." (C S Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Good writing that makes for good reading (IMHO)

Good writing that I love to read is:

a) clear - I know what I've read when I read it. The author doesn't try to be obtuse, but clear and concise.

b) vivid - The language is engaging, creative, and memorable.

c) diverse - The writer knows the English language, and how to use (but not overuse) metaphors and adjectives.