Why You Should Read Anything That Is Badly Written Too
Readers can't stand bad writing but writers shouldn't place a badly written book back on the shelf that fast. There is a lot one can learn from anything that is badly written.
How is it that you immediately notice that what you are reading is poorly written? As a writer and critic try to objectively analyze what you are reading. Why is it not as effective as the writer intended it to be? Why does it fail to achieve the purpose for which it is written? The answers you obtain from this exercise will force you to look out for and avoid such mistakes when you are writing. Won't that make you a better writer?