A word that means "how well it is written"?

I am trying to think of a word that means that, but the closest thing I can think of is "form", which doesn't mean the same thing.


This author doesn't write good novels, because he focuses on the form instead of the plot.

I am trying to find a word that means the state of being well written, but as I said I can't think of any other word that form.

  • poetic quality? poetic language? lyrical quality?
    – Eddie Kal
    Commented Mar 4, 2021 at 6:32
  • HIs books are not well written. plot is a kind of form....
    – Lambie
    Commented Mar 12, 2022 at 0:21
  • I don't think there is one word for this. Perhaps just reword it: he focuses on his writing instead of the plot, or perhaps his writing skills
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Mar 12, 2022 at 1:50

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The term would just be “well-written”, which is defined as:

written in an effective or interesting way

Unless you mean something else?

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    And as a noun, simply "his writing". I think He focuses on his writing rather than the plot conveys exactly what you want.
    – Colin Fine
    Commented Mar 12, 2022 at 0:23

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