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OT: I've got a question for you guys about writing style.




What's more important:

  1. Grammar and sentence structure
  2. Voice

Which one is it? Or, perhaps, are they of equal importance?

Because the vast commentariat at CH ranges from semi-pro bloggers to English teachers to amateur posters, I figured this is as good a place as any to pose the above question.

Before anyone gives their answer, let me finish this off by stating that I find one's voice to be the more valuable quality when it comes to writing style. Grammar is important, sure; however, the most technically sound writing in the world will go ignored by the masses if it doesn't catch their eye.

That's my opinion at least ... what's yours?

P.S.: I'm also interested to hear what you guys feel about prose vs. poetry. I, of course, am pro-prose and anti-poetry, which I feel is an antiquated, outdated writing style.

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