A Good Writer:
Transcends the rules of writing: Knows and uses them to great effect, but breaks them at the right time. Can create a style all their own.
Transcends the boundaries of time: Can ground us in the modern day of social media and slang, recreate the past in vivid colour, or race ahead to the future.
Transcends the barriers between people: Making us feel, see and hear alongside another person, or even another species.
Transcends the words on the page: To immerse us in the sounds, smells and sights of any world they want to take us to. Doesn’t matter if they take us there with facts and figures, or fiction and fantasy. We get so lost in the writing, we no longer see the words.
A good writer uses every facet of the craft, of themselves, and of the world, to create something that transcends all of it, seperate from, yet part of, cultural influnces like social media. ^_^