In my opinion, good writing sells itself.
Or, to paraphrase, good writing draws in a readership whether it be a paying one or not.
When I read what I deem to be good writing, the kind that draws me in regardless of subject matter, my brain is storing those tools which caught my eye — tools such as words that fascinate me, words that are new to me, grammar, punctuation, rhyme, meter, brevity, organization, white space, or other pieces yet to be named.
Like, hey, what’s this thing? I don’t know, but I’m going to try using it to open up this locked box and see what happens.
Of course, what catches my eye may not be the same as what catches another writer’s eye. One man’s great writing is another man’s fire starter.
© Steeny Lou 2013