Category Archives: Attributes of a writer

Adaptability

 While it may be true that a good article or story is always a good article or story, be aware that the style required by traditional print media is different from that required for online publication. Getting them mixed up can negatively impact your sales, so you need to be clear about the differences. If you are writing online articles,…

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Planning

Whether you’re writing an article, a short story, a novel or an academic paper, before writing one word, plan what you’re going to say. It doesn’t matter if you’re going to write 100 words or 100,000 words, you need a road map to take you from the beginning to the end. It keeps you focused and helps you finish a…

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Organization

A writer has to be organized which means having an area where you can write and keep all your paraphernalia within easy reach. You’ll be surprised how often you need to reference your dictionary, thesaurus, book of quotations etc. during the course of a session, depending on the genre you are writing. Furthermore, from day one, set up a filing…

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Motivation

Motivation can be difficult for a new writer. Some people’s motivation fail because their books did not sell. Permit me to say that you need to see yourself as an information marketer. Don’t just write because you want to write. Write because people need the information you are writing about. I wrote a book on how to make money on poetry and…

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Self Development & Commitment

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While you are in a hurry to know how to make big money writing, I cannot skip this section. Every writer must have the attributes listed below. Self-Development:  While some people are naturally gifted, some people have to develop themselves by learning and practicing writing skills, and even when the writer feels he has reached a high point of satisfaction, he has to…

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