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Bad Writing

We've all seen our share of bad writing. Novels with convoluted plot lines, marketing materials rife with typos, emails and texts where autocorrects take the message down a strange path. Bad writing can amuse us when it's clearly a case of the oopses. It can also disappoint us, like when the book you've chosen to read on vacation is a total dud. Bad writing is especially troublesome to me, as a professional writer, because I am tasked daily with producing good writing. I'm not saying I've never done my share of bad writing. But I am saying that I don't think it just happens. Bad writing is a result of something. It's the aftermath of a process gone wrong. I personally chalk up bad writing to