Jeanne Owens, author

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What Is “Bad” Writing?

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Jodi Clark

Today on Twitter, someone called out an author for his “bad writing” and, as an author of many years with five published novels, I began to wonder what that term meant. Was the story not logical or appealing or was it more a grammatical problem? The tweeter stated that had the story been properly edited, the writing wouldn’t have been bad. Really?

I have been writing for years and, just as equally, I have been an avid reader. I can tell you that I have read interesting and intriguing stories that I could clearly see were poorly edited, if even edited at all. Some of the punctuation was incorrect and parts of the formatting off, even a few misspelled words. Of course, the lack of proper editing was noticeable to me as an author, but how noticeable was it to most readers? Some of the errors weren’t blatant and were…

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Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

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