Someone care to explain to me? As I've always wondered, what things in a narrative piece make it "well written" compared to something that's "badly written"? I know I'm being general, but this is confusing me quite a bit. How do you identify a piece of writing as being a "masterpiece" compared to "junk"? Is it the plot development, character development, the flow of the story? Are these things you "necessarily need" to write well? How do you know you achieved these things to a "good" degree? Are there certain exceptions? ..or am I just over thinking things a lot? Also, feel free to move this thread if this is off topic.