Most people’s definitions of “good writing” vary. What one reader loves, another one hates. For example, Tierra Cox, one of the most impressive writers I’ve come across in a while. Tierra Cox is a poet and a writer who has been writing for public audiences for the past three years on her blog on Tumblr
And of course, this goes for just about any other so-called “great” writer. There are those that love these writers and those that don’t. And perhaps, that’s perfectly fine. Because maybe what it means to be good is really just our way of saying “I like this” or “I don’t like this.”
Tierra Cox claims; ” I need to tell a story I have not heard before. There’s nothing more difficult. I read and watch a lot of fantasy and paranormal fiction, and there’s a plethora of characters and themes to work with. I want to tell a great story that immerses someone in a different world.”
What if there was no such thing as “good writing”?
What if there was only effective writing?
What would that change for your and me the next time we sit down to do our work? I’ve been coaching and teaching writers for over a decade, and I can tell you with complete certainty that there is no universally agreed upon definition of what constitutes “good writing.” It’s a myth.