Trite—inauthentic or clichéd Redundant—describes anything that may be eliminated or removed; repeated. Tendentious means "expressing or intended to support a specific cause or point of view, particularly one that is divisive." Turgid-unnecessarily wordy; pompous is another word for this. The prose in many political pamphlets and books with a partisan agenda is turgid; that is, it uses many words when a simple statement will do.
A bad writer is one who is trite, redundant, and/or turgid. However, not all writers are good at their jobs so some definition of what makes a good writer is necessary. For the purpose of this discussion, we will assume that writers should create authentic voices and convey information clearly for their readers.
An excellent writer is one who is concise but comprehensive. She/he creates clear sentences with appropriate vocabulary to express ideas precisely. The use of white space (paragraphs and pages) helps readers understand and remember what was read. An excellent writer is also creative; she/he can come up with original ideas or solutions to problems. Last, an excellent writer is honest with himself/herself and his/her audience. He/she isn't afraid to show human emotion as long as it is done properly.
1. A. completed or obtained with minimal work or trouble; simple: a simple triumph B. functioning, performing, or accomplishing anything with ease and fluency: a facile writer; facile prose C. not requiring effort or training; natural: a facile speaker D. able to be deceived easily; unsuspecting: a facile victim E. able to be moved easily by emotions; sensitive: a facile performer/artist
2. A person who writes easily and well; an author of books that are read and liked by many people: a famous facile writer B. someone who can play any musical instrument perfectly: a facile musician C. an expert in something who helps others learn or do things efficiently: a facile teacher D. an actor who creates characters on stage; a good mimic E. an emotional person who is easy to scare
Consider the phrases pinch, sting, smart, and stiffness. Moderate: This is pain that distracts but does not totally halt your character. Consider the phrases pain, throb, discomfort, and flare. Consider the following words: pain, anguish, suffering, spasms, torture, stabbing. Strong: The presence of pain that is severe enough to hinder a character's actions.
Pain can be described in many ways. You could say that pain has many faces. It can be physical, such as from an injury; emotional, like grief or anger; or spiritual, like hell or heaven. In literature, people experience pain in different ways depending on the story being told. Some stories are written in a realistic manner while others use fantasy to explain what it is to feel pain.
In fiction, pain is used as a tool for the writer to show how someone reacts to certain situations. Sometimes, pain is used as a way of showing the reader how much someone cares about another person. For example, in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty will do anything to save her brother's life even if it means giving up her own. She describes how pain feels during one of the scenes where she tries to stop him from jumping off a bridge because she knows this will kill him.
In poetry, pain is used to express something that cannot be said otherwise.
Thesaurus of words used to characterize writing or speaking style
Strongly theme, piquant, and hilarious; venerable childish, profligate, and entertaining; superb but anonymous; award-winning technical; fine, forceful, thoroughly weird, historical, and miscellaneous; especially delightful and intriguing; poignant and fascinating; liveliest medical of all time; most eminent scientific genius of his age; consummate artist; unsurpassed philosopher; incomparable poet.
The list goes on and on. And you know what they say about lists... They're handy ways to remember things!
Nowadays, people often use the words "writer" and "writers" to describe anyone who creates words down on paper, such as authors, journalists, and bloggers. In olden days (i.e., before Gutenberg), writers were also known as scribes. The word we need here is adjectival: describing someone who writes something written.
Writing is a very broad field. There are many different types of writings, from official documents (letters, reports, contracts) to personal notes. Writing can also be defined as the art or process of creating ideas on paper (or some other medium) for communication to others. This includes books, articles, emails, social media posts, and more.