So most of you who read this blog are authors (aspiring, preagented, agented, published, whatever).
I've been stewing over something recently. Over the last week or so, I've had two separate conversations with people about writers -- and how "good" they are.
Things like, "She's a better writer than me." Or, "You're a great writer."
And I want to know: When you're reading a book, what makes you close your eyes and go, "Ohhh, man, s/he's a great writer."
And I don't mean good characterization or a compelling plot. Those are aspects of writing. No, I'm talking about what makes a good WRITER. As in, me myself Elana, is a good writer. Not that my story is good. What would make you say, "That Elana Johnson, she's a good writer."?
Can you see the difference? Is there one? Am I over-thinking (again)? Help a sistah out.