The Source Of Bad Writing (reblog from wsj/umano)
I can say that ive been at fault of “not stepping away” from things in order to gain the outside perspective/be able to articulate something so its comprehensible….. What i found was good practice is just do it…step away and go over it as if someone else came up with it (whatever it is, drawing, writing a song, or writing in general etc.)…and find the flaws. Figure out how to fix those flaws to make it better in achieving its purpose… And listen to whatever criticism others give.. And it comes out well…tadah! I end up not worrying about if its bs or something written well..