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by T. A. Rose (subscribe)
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Published May 5th 2021
Related to doing a lot of writing this year, and especially due to reading lots of articles for inspiration to write, this question is quite satisfying to pose as well as answer. I'll suggest that the question be as unlimited as possible, by asking for answers about any type of writer, so not just WeekendNotes writing.

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I realised that writers have/display attributes but saw little or no evidence in my background research that this was true. However, a more correct term is characteristics and/or qualities of a good writer. Five links have been added below reveal characteristics of a good writer for ideas and terms/specifics on how to answer:

INC. - '6 Characteristics Every Great Writer Has in Common' written by Kaleigh Moore.

Copyblogger - 'What Makes a Good Writer? 6 Unique Traits' written by Demian Farnworth.

WritersXp - '9 Must Have Characteristics Of A Writer' by Shadab Alam.

BestWritingClues - '10 Important Qualities of Good Writing' by Brenda.

Elementary Assessments - 'Six Traits of Writing: How to Create Really Awesome Writers'.

There appears to be many individual qualities that are great to have for doing a good job of writing. My aforementioned attributes was mostly about specific skills that I think writers have/possess/display, such as prolificity, describing walks, places, finding quirkiness and displaying food photography. I mentioned such skills because I aspire to improve my competency at those skills.

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It's also good to name (in an answer above) along the lines of the most respected skill you see in other writers when reading - as an alternative to simply naming a known characteristic of a good writer. I think strong researching, having diverse and insightful ideas and good quality of thoughtful presentation, and (albeit surprisingly) a sound marketing strategy makes a good writer. It's fine to name what comes to mind, as it's a broad type of question - probably the best answer of all.

Answers can be related to any type of writing, any genre, where writing becomes noticeable or stands apart from the rest, and the intrinsic qualities required to achieve such an effect. Hence, feel free to write in above for an answer below to what makes a good writer?.

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