What makes great writing, great? Because I have no real idea why I can open one book and eagerly devour it in one sitting and then read another in dribs and drabs over the course of one month. What makes one book better than another? Or does it have nothing to do with the writing and it’s all about the plot and the characters?
I understand that this question is subjective and everyone will probably have a completely different response. But why is “good” writing so… well… good?
I like to read books with strong female characters. Especially ones I can get behind and cheer for. But then I’ve read other books that are nothing like that, and loved them just as much. I like writing that is light and flows easily. I like a strong voice and minimal description… but at the same time, I want to feel like I’m there.
What I’m basically trying to say is… I have no idea what makes great writing, great.
What do you think?