Okay, so this is likely to be an emotional topic for some of you.
After all, I know many people who grew up during the years when children's bookshelves (and movie theaters, for that matter) were dominated by the anticipation of when the next installment in the Harry Potter series was due to be released.
You know what I'm talking about -- HUGE levels of fan insanity.
And yet there are always doubters and cynics.
The other day I was skimming through an online discussion forum when I came across this question: Is J.K. Rowling a Good Writer?
The responses reflect a variety of opinions, including one person who describes the books as having "...lots of visualizations and descriptive language to paint a vivid picture, but the writing itself lacks substance."
This got me thinking about how I would answer the question, and more to the point, what does it mean for any of us to be a "good" writer? Do you sometimes wonder whether YOUR books are "good enough?"
Here are some thoughts...