Another documentary to put on the list: Vernon Lott, "Bad Writing." Trailer link here.
Or, just read this quote by George Saunders,"As far as I'm concerned bad writing is always about a falseness. It's about the writer's real view of the world and her tendency to articulate it being out of sync in some way. So it's basically a dishonesty that comes from an under-confidence in the idea that what you actually are is good enough."
And yes, George Saunders is the visiting writer this spring at the Ohio University Spring Literary Festival.
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