Re: What Constitutes Great Writing?

Subject: Re: What Constitutes Great Writing?
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Ronquillo, Michael" <mronquillo -at- equitrac -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 10:26:06 -0600

An important consideration here.

Blogs? Largely unpaid writing. I don't spend time being brilliant in my
blog. I throw thoughts at it.

Other sites that do generate revenue? I spend more time and focus on my
"style" of writing...creating something that will appeal and sell.

Then, of course, there's style, approach, genre, setting, etc. Who can judge
Great Writing? I Love Don Delillo, Jack Kerouac and some rather
"Off-The-Wall" writers. I can tell you, many other writers wouldn't like
them. Some writers can't stand my style of writing...even if I get published
fairly often (when I'm not too lazy).

Even in Technical Writing, I have a style that's different than most. Still
professional, but it's got a style. Is it Great? Does it suck?

Who knows...who's to judge? I have a job, I get paid.

-Collin
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On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 10:11 AM, Ronquillo, Michael <
mronquillo -at- equitrac -dot- com> wrote:

> I'm not just talking about Tech Writing, I'm talking about writing in
> general.
>
>
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> Seems like anyone can be a writer nowadays, which is theoretically true;
> however, the line between great and passable writing is becoming more
> and more blurred. It seems like a lot of employers would rather invest
> in passable writers rather than professional writers. You especially see
> this in blogs, where grammar mistakes and passable writing runs amuck.
>
>
>
> Thoughts? How do you convince other people that your writing is, gasp,
> better?
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