Skeptics contend that bad writing is on the rise. The argument is hard to deny, for the simple reason that in the age of the Internet, everyone’s a writer. It used to be that to get published, a writer needed a publisher, and publishers were picky about whom they spent money on. Now, everyone is self-published, and it turns out we are somewhat less demanding of ourselves than, say, Simon & Schuster would be.
Read more: Gene Weingarten, Washington Post.