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What makes a good writer?

Post by Eric John » 05 Jul 2017, 18:39

Writing is an essential skill that needs to be developed. It will boost your readers, your viewers, your sales, your success… and your bottom line will boom as a result of you mastering this skill. But what makes a good writer?
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Post by KS Crooks » 07 Jul 2017, 20:09

To be a writer or any type of artist you need imagination. To have others see your work you must be brave. To become good at it you must have persistence and a willingness to learn.

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Post by Maria joraimah » 07 Jul 2017, 23:03

To cite a few methods of what makes a good writer I would say yes, you've got to have a vast imagination.

A unique way of writing to get your readers attention.

Never stop exploring and learning new techniques.

Get tips and inspiration from authors and even just from aspiring writers.

Writing should also be your passion. Loving what you do gives your work a fine result.
" Learn to SMILE behind every hardship. Life is not at all that bad! "

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Post by Eric John » 07 Jul 2017, 23:09

Thanks Crooks and Maria joraimah for your contribution. Too many writers are caught up with insecure thoughts of whether or not they are any good. It’s crazy. We are quite the neurotic bunch, aren’t we? But what if all this self-doubt was actually self-destructive?

Most people’s definitions of “good” vary. What one person loves another hates. So stop obsessing over whether or not you’re a good writer. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that you’re effective.

Look. We all know there are some bad writers out there, so if there is such a thing as a good writer, you want to be one. But in my mind, “good” is synonymous with “effective.” So let’s begin there.

What does it take? :eusa-think:

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Post by Maria joraimah » 08 Jul 2017, 03:01

Thank you for sharing JEFF GOINS (one of the best selling authors) insights regarding this, Eric John.

We all have different ideas on what makes a "good" writer.

I think I'll put it this way, good and effective go hand in hand. It's a package.

A writer would like to be good as well as an effective one.

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Post by Penielmike » 09 Jul 2017, 10:40

A good writer must first be an imaginative thinker.

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Post by Eric John » 09 Jul 2017, 12:47

Writing is an essential skill that needs to be developed. It will boost your readers, your viewers, your sales, your success…and your bottom line will boom as a result of you mastering this skill.

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Post by Julez » 12 Jul 2017, 16:19

KS Crooks wrote:To be a writer or any type of artist you need imagination. To have others see your work you must be brave. To become good at it you must have persistence and a willingness to learn.
I love this.

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Post by Eric John » 13 Jul 2017, 08:15

Thank you Julez for your contribution... The truth is, an expert writer is someone who doesn't just call themselves a writer. They do the work.

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Post by DDunstock » 13 Jul 2017, 11:34

Someone who continually practices and loves what they are doing. If you don't enjoy it, the reader won't, either.

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Post by JWins » 13 Jul 2017, 12:18

First, I believe writers are born. Everyone can write, but not everyone is a good writer. And by good writer I envision a best seller. I think what makes a good writer is his or her harmony with the 'flow' of inspiration and the willingness to tap into it at will and utterly commission him(her)self to imprison the thoughts thereof into print medium. It takes freedom of will, an strong element/sense of absolute freedom, a truly enabling and empowering environment, very few and absolutely loyal relations, and an existence devoid of mundane worries or concerns. When these are in place, the writer is in 'zone' and can go endless hours harnessing the power of creativity to a star studded end. That's my two shillings worth of reason.

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Post by Eric John » 14 Jul 2017, 22:21

Thank you for your contribution JWins.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 19 Jul 2017, 07:03

The aspect I will focus on isn't the only answer to this question, but a lot of ground has been covered in this thread already! A good writer always conducts thorough research. I always appreciate it when an author has clearly taken the time to become accurately informed about their subject.

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Post by Shamim Bilha » 19 Jul 2017, 07:34

A good writer ought to be original, creative and passionate about his work.

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Post by arrows22 » 19 Jul 2017, 19:51

I think being a good writer takes more than imagination. I think you should have some talent for it. I also believe you should have a love for reading. you should love books,

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