Eleven Qualities Every Professional Writer Needs

I’ve been editing a piece on writing short stories that I did for Writers’ Forum some time ago. I just came across this list of qualities a professional writer needs, and I thought it might be quite fun to share it with you. It’s very tongue in cheek, but oh how true!

Eleven Qualities Every Professional Writer Needs

Patience

Sensitivity (whilst writing)

A thick skin! (whilst being rejected)

Patience

A sense of humour

A very stubborn streak

Patience

The ability to exist on next to no money

Diligence

Courage

And did I mention patience!

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1 Response to Eleven Qualities Every Professional Writer Needs

  1. Wendy Clarke says:

    I would add ‘a supportive’ partner and ‘a cat that doesn’t sit on your keyboard’ to the list!

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