Bad writing is more than a matter of shit syntax and faulty observation; bad writing usually arises from a stubborn refusal to tell stories about what people actually do― to face the fact, let us say, that murderers sometimes help old ladies cross the street.
Good fiction writers have an instinctive understanding of human nature. That's what makes stories and characters captivating. Good spiritual writers share what they sincerely practice themselves.
My two keys to writing a good story: 1. Keep it simple, 2. Let the story be the star, not the words you use.
I am baffled by good writing.
Good writing is like a windowpane.