Blog Posts - Bad Writing



Choosing a Ghostwriter – A Word

I made the mistake of signing up to a couple of sites that advertised ghostwriting leads. One of them sends a lot of text messages commenting that so-and-so is asking for a ghostwriting quote. So I looked at the site … Continue reading →...
by LauranChilds on Dec 31, 2012

On Choosing a Ghostwriter – A Word

I made the mistake of signing up to a couple of sites that advertised ghostwriting leads. One of them sends a lot of text messages commenting that so and so is asking for a ghostwriting quote. So I looked at … Continue reading →...
by LauranChilds on Dec 31, 2012

Ghostwriting – A Word

I made the mistake of signing up to a couple of sites that advertised ghostwriting leads. One of them sends a lot of text messages commenting that so and so is asking for a ghostwriting quote. So I looked at … Continue reading →...
by LauranChilds on Dec 31, 2012

The Best Advice

I'm not the kind of person who "hates" anything, really. Especially people. I believe in killing people with kindness, and being nice even to those people who don't deserve it. "Hate" is a strong word, as is "love." I'm very careful when I use either...
by Shaina Richmond on Sep 13, 2011

In Defence of Difficulty

Everybody knows that ideas can be dangerous. Dionysius the Areopagite spends a lot of time urging his reader to make sure that his text doesn't fall into the hand of immature people, who will inevitably misunderstand what he was saying and be damaged...
by Theologies on Mar 4, 2011

Philosophy as a craft

I promised you some pro-difficult writing arguments, so here's one from Hegel, King of obscurity:In the case of all other sciences, arts, skills and crafts, everyone is convinced that a complex and laborious programme of learning and practice is nece...
by Theologies on Feb 17, 2011

Theology for ordinary people

I've blogged in the past about the accessibility of academic theology (those posts are tagged with 'Bad Writing' if you want to check them out or revisit them), and it's a topic I keep returning to. In the past, I've always taken the side of accessib...
by Theologies on Feb 7, 2011

Is there such a thing as bad writing?

So, what the heck is ‘good’ writing? Does anybody know for sure? Who’s qualified to make that judgment? Is T.S. Elliot the greatest poet of all time just because a college English professor of mine said so? Was Stephen King correct in calling S...
by Shaina Richmond on Jan 23, 2011

Is there such a thing as bad writing?

So, what the heck is ‘good’ writing? Does anybody know for sure? Who’s qualified to make that judgment? Is T.S. Elliot the greatest poet of all time just because a college English professor of mine said so? Was Stephen King correct in calling S...
by Shaina Richmond on Jan 23, 2011

Why Should Anyone Buy Your Book?

I’m in the minority of self-published writers who don’t think their writing is worth paying money for.No offense, Smashwords authors, but have you really read some of the work you've listed for $2.99? Or $3.99? Or heck, $9.99? Have you wondered w...
by Shaina Richmond on Jan 19, 2011

Why Should Anyone Buy Your Book?

I’m in the minority of self-published writers who don’t think their writing is worth paying money for.No offense, Smashwords authors, but have you really read some of the work you've listed for $2.99? Or $3.99? Or heck, $9.99? Have you wondered w...
by Shaina Richmond on Jan 19, 2011

Bad Writing

This looks very interesting. I suspect that any creative person who has ever fretted about being too amateur would benefit from watching this documentary. I only suspect this since I haven't actually seen it.Unfortunately, there appear to be no immed...
by Pithy postmodern Title on Dec 18, 2010

How to make friends and influence people

Impressively, two people correctly guessed that the philosopher so harshly denounced by his translator was none other than Immanuel Kant, German thinker extraordinaire and possessor of a freakishly large head, if this painting is to be believed (mayb...
by Theologies on Oct 6, 2010

Tired Writer, Bad Writer

     It has been an exhausting week, and yes I know it is only Thursday. My kids are home from school this week, a relatively unhealthy drama is being auditioned for me (I'm not an actress), and Jazzmouth: The Seacoast Poetry and Jazz Festival wa...
by Aint I A Writer? on Apr 29, 2010

Radical Unintelligibility

John Milbank is one of the leading lights of 'Radical Orthodoxy' which is a trendy movement among British theologians. Radical Orthodoxy is basically a postmodern response to liberal theology, which means that Radical Orthodox theologians both want t...
by Theologies on Aug 13, 2009

Cliché 2.0

Oh great. It wasn’t bad enough that every hack headline writer forced to slap a four-word précis on an article they didn’t understand has been using this bromide to bludgeon creativity into a senseless mess for years, now some kind of i...
by The Skwib on Jun 11, 2009


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