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
Sensitivity (whilst writing)
A thick skin! (whilst being rejected)
A sense of humour
A very stubborn streak
The ability to exist on next to no money
And did I mention patience!