Characteristics of writers

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Of course, you might have stopped once and asked yourself: Am I a good or bad writer?. The truth is you will never know until you actually start writing. But what if you want to start and you want to know whether you are obtaining the characteristics of successful writers or not? That is okay. We got you.

A good writer shall have the following qualities:

1. Attention to Detail

Great writers are observers, always taking mental notes and noting subtle changes around them. This attention to detail not only makes them fantastic editors who can spot the smallest grammatical error during a read-through, but it adds a special touch to their writing, too. No descriptive detail gets left behind.

2. Discipline

Writers who excel are familiar with frustration because re-writes, edits, and improvements all come by maintaining a disciplined approach to writing. Great writers are devoted to constantly re-evaluating their work, no matter how small the task may be. They focus on their craft and are constantly working to get better through intense discipline.

3. Clarity

An effective writer can distill complex thoughts and ideas into simple, clear language that’s quickly and easily understood by others. This valuable quality helps them tackle even the densest subject matter by breaking it down into uncomplicated pieces.

4. Strong Vocabulary

No one likes to read the same words over and over again, so a strong, robust vocabulary is an asset to any good writer. Incorporating interesting and unusual words into their writing, this skill helps them maintain a reader’s interest and allows them to communicate more effectively by accessing the perfect word for any situation.

5. Open to Changes

Being open to external edits and suggestions is key for exceptional writers because it enables them to improve their writing, even though it might damage their ego in the meantime. Open-mindedness allows them to see their work through the eyes of others and improve weak points.

6. Passion for Reading

Voracious readers often make great writers, because being immersed in a world of words helps one better understand the nuts and bolts of writing (like syntax, tone, framing, etc.) The more one reads, the more learned he/she becomes on all of the different writing tools and stylistic angles that exist.

7. Multi-Talented

Multi-talented is the most common characteristic of a writer as they are also indulging in other activities of book marketing, editing, and be present in the book launch.

A writer has a vast knowledge of book promotion and marketing as well as social media promotion and marketing.

A personal figure voice generates more sales than a brand voice, which always seems monotonous demanding only sales.

And nowadays the writes have to do Live videos on Facebook as well as on Instagram to reach more audiences.

They are now growing rapidly and independent from book publishing houses for generating sales.

Now they can sell their books by themselves.

This, in turn, has given rise to Self-Published authors.

And self-published authors and writers are more multi-talented than those who always rely on traditional publishing.

8. Patience

As a writer, you will have to have lots of patience.

A writer has to face a lot of rejection before getting published for the first time.

J.K. Rowling was rejected many times for publishing the Harry Potter series. But she hasn’t lost hope. She had the patience and had complete faith in her work.

Apart from that, there will be a time when you absolutely nothing to add to your manuscript. Or days when you realize the end is far away and the only thing preventing you from finishing is white space.

And when you are patience then only you can finish your manuscript.

This is how a writer survives in this competitive world.

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