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Is there a difference between good writing and quality writing?


I read a lot of hubs that are covering great topics, hitting key points and written in an engaging manner, but they have many grammatical errors. Now, I may be a bit of a grammar and spelling snob, but I feel like those two elements are essential to both good writing, as well as quality writing. How do you feel about this? Can writing that isn't necessarily five stars grammar and spelling wise still be good writing?

 

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M. T. Dremer says

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    Venkatachari M 3 years ago

    Sorry to interrupt you. You accept having patted your child telling "This is well written" or "This is good". Leave the buts. You can point out the errors. But you can not classify it as not good. Good is good even if it has some mistakes.


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    Venkatachari M 3 years ago

    Your views are correct and simply because of some minor mistakes you can not tag a person as bad writer or not-a-good writer.

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The Examiner-1 says

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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    I would like to add that good writing is 'written good'. While quality writing is 'well written'.

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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    Perhaps editing is a lucrative business, but they are not all perfect. I read novels, magazines, etc. and come across spelling, and grammar, errors all of the time. Now I have reedited my Hubs and found errors I missed the first time.


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Alan R Lancaster (alancaster149) says

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    Jaye Denman (JayeWisdom) 3 years ago

    Your suggestion to edit is spot on, but some 'writers' are too lazy.

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    Jaye Denman (JayeWisdom) 3 years ago

    Use of colloquialisms is not poor grammar, but adds to the regional flavor of writing, particularly in fiction.

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    Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker (Ewent) 3 years ago

    Venkatachari M..I agree. The judgment of "good writing" vs. "quality writing" doesn't originate from a single source. The perfectionists should know that 3% is the human error margin across the board. None are perfect.


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    Venkatachari M 3 years ago

    Yes. There are only few who can be tagged as 100% perfect. Most are only good writers and we can learn much from all these good writers. But perfection, I think, is something innate gift which is possessed by God's gift and blessings.


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