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Amanda Leonard

Personally, I think that good writing, specifically in literature, comes from how the author decides to tell their story; there are so many different ways to say the same things. Also, when someone can write something that makes you feel like you are there in the moment because it is so well described, that is good writing. As for essays, I think that a good essay makes you think. It brings up questions surrounding the topic, whatever it may be, and allows you to sit and ponder these ideas. A good essay makes you want to respond to the author, whether you want to agree with what they had to say, or you want to further discuss some points they brought up. If you care enough to want to continue to discuss and think about the essay, then it was good writing.