The Best Kind of Writing

The best kind of writing is hard to come by.

It doesn’t make you think too hard about details, but at the same time causes you to think very hard. Its simplicity forces you to ponder the depth of the characters, the profoundness of an idea, the complexity of life.

The best kind of writing is unusual.

It calls you to employ all the senses for the sake of the story or argument. It confounds the mind and arouses the heart and soul. It isn’t always rational, but still it speaks to the deepest parts of your being. It whispers to you about right and true. The best kind of writing resonates.

This sort of writing is, quite simply, the best. That is, it’s better than good (in case you were confused).

The best kind of writing takes time and patience to craft. And it requires even more effort on the reader’s part to digest and apply. But it’s worth it in the end.

As a result, you, the reader, have to share it. You’re telling friends about it, trying to quote it, writing down tidbits on scraps of paper or whatever you can find.

So, here’s the obvious caveat: Not all writing can be the best.

But, in my opinion, the best kind of writing is the only kind of writing worth exploring.

In your opinion, what’s the best kind of writing?