I would guess that they're talking about more micro-level stuff, like incorrect words, grammar and that sort of thing, but it's hard to say without seeing it. It's subtle, but it's there.
Also see: Rhetoric gave increased attention to the study of written composition. Find me on Kindle: We also write to heighten our awareness of life.
I've heard of people being rejected by magazines because their submission was "too good" for us.
Writing in 1st POV is claustrophobic at least for me. Last edited by bearilou; 06-10-2014 at 03: You can't control what propelled them up, but you can control what will land you in front of an agent. If I derail for any reason on the first page to first chapter, I am done with that story.
It may still have some of the voice but it also needs to be readable by the reader and it would be toned down considerably. Your last sentence above would be considered poorly written, for example, because of the error at the end.
That is different then say... For Keeps Authorized Personnel. Don't confuse the reader. Blog http: Last edited by tylermarab1987; 06-10-2014 at 01: Get help developing them? Added info This fantasy novel Blog: The pacing fits the scenes, the word choices fit the voice, there are no obvious spelling or grammatical errors.
For me, well written is close in meaning to smooth.