What Constitutes good WritingThe essence of good writing
Writing Good vs. Writing Talent
Mysteries of good writing have been discussed time and again. But" good writing" could be the false ideals. About Writing: 7E essays, Four Letters, and FiveEinterviews, acclaimed writer and literature reviewer Samuel Delany - who wrote Wonder Woman's 1972 edition of Women's Liberation for a compelling fact - sums up his most precious findings from 35 years of writing, a good complement to much-loved authors.
The first is largely the result of technology (and we know from H.P. Lovecraft that "no prospective writer should be satisfied with a simple purchase of technological rules"), while the second is a question of language and esthetic sensitivity:
Although they have things in common, good writing and gifted writing are not the same. When you begin with a muddled, vague and poorly spelled history and applying the principles of good writing to it, you can probably turn it into a straightforward, logic, clearly spelled one. It' still not gonna be a good one.
Whatever the paradox, good writing as a series of strings (that is, when writing is good and no longer) produced the most poor fictions. After all, on one or the other layer, it is the knowledge that prevents most authors from writing. However, writing with talent is something else. Writing well is clear.
Writing is energy. Writing well prevents mistakes. Writing with talent does not let things occur in the reader's head - lively, powerful - the good writing that ends with clearness and reason. "Hemingway warned, "All evil authors are in ardor." Delany, a gifted author, recalls that he is a genius of inductive power, who proposes the General through the skilful use of the particular, creating an even greater drama than the bombardment of all-inclusive expression: he is a general: he is a master craftsman:
A gifted author often uses peculiarities and avoid universal validity - general validity that suggests his peculiarities. To use specificities to implicate universality - whether it is general emotion that we all know or idea that we have all perceived in vague - is drama writing. More tricky, requiring just as much skill, the author must meticulously order generals for one page or five pages, followed by a particular one that opens the generals and resound.
One could call it the opposite of "dramatic" writing, but it can be just as powerful - if not sometimes even more so. "You use the right words, not his second cousin," Twain advises famous Mark, but great writing is not just a question of conciseness. E.B. White reminds us: "Writing is not an excise drill, but a trip into music.
" DeLay combines this double demand for accuracy and eloqueness with accuracy and eloquence: As in a spoken projector, the gifted author can make some ephemeral sensations or actions burst, challenge insight and describe under sensations that we all recognise, even if we have seldom taken them into consideration before; that is, he or she can describe them in more detail and tell more about them than other authors.
Into multi-phrase phrases that refer in a complicated way, the gifted author organizes these phrases in the order in which the speakers appear, despite the logic of the relationship-gramma. Indeed, according to Delany, the real strength of "talented writing" is in its capacity to condense subtile but all-encompassing sensations into an extremely effective information package.
Wordsworth attributed the author with the same quality in many ways when he described him as someone "endowed with a more vivid sensitivity, more passion and affection, who has a greater understanding of man's character and a more complete soot than man.
" closes Delany: Talent writing tends to contain more information, phrase by phrase, term by term, than just good writing. The writing: With Seven Essays, Four Letters and Five Interviews, the focus is on the evolution of characters and storylines, the subtleties of "pure storytelling" and the handling of imaginative doubts.