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7 Top Qualities That Describe What Makes A Good Writer

Posted by Ali & Aerica on Thursday, July 21, 2011 Under: Top Lists

So what are seven qualities that describe a great writer?

1. The Great Writers Are very Patient And Never Give Up.

As an aspiring writer or a published author, you will find some problems along your way. “Writer's block”, manuscript refused, “negative” criticism, poverty, etc. It can suck to be a writer, but the best writers never give up and go full bore towards their goal.

2. The Great Writers Have a Big Heart.

The best writers are bighearted. They have lots of empathy which helps them understand better the complexity of emotions. They are very generous and want to share a story, emotions and an experience. They are also generous because they are sacrificing their time for the readers: To write you need lots of time, especially a great book.

3. The Great Writers Observe More Than They Talk.

The best writers need to observe the people, the society they live in, in order to write the best books. They listen and analyze more than they talk. When you speak with a great writer, you feel like you are in front of psychologist or a sociologist.

4. The Great Writers Read a Lot.

The great Stephen King himself said it: "If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” The great writers read a lot. They read everything, whether it's a story or conducting research for their next book and whether it's a bad book, a good book or a classic. They need to know how the “bad books” are made to avoid writing a bad book... They read over and over again and then they can start writing. The best writers read a lot to increase their general knowledge.

5. The Great Writers Make You Feel Emotions Through Their Writings.

As the American Author E.L. Doctorow said, “good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.” The best writers know how to invoke emotions and sensations to their readers through their writings. The best writers are great tellers and know the right words to use to make you feel it.

6. The Great Writers Are Very Imaginative.

The best writers need lots of imagination to constantly come with something unique. Without this quality, the best writers will never be able to “create”.

7. The Great Writers Are Tricky And Cannot Be Trusted.

Once you open the book of the best writers, you enter into THEIR world. The best writers will bring you in that world and do everything they want to with your mind. When you think that you understand the story and what is going on, you get yourself tricked. The best writers are like David Copperfield, except that they do magic tricks with Letters.

If you have all these qualities or aiming to have them, you are on your way to become a good writer and maybe to become a famous writer.

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