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"Again, writers write. One of the main reasons I am such a proponent of blogging is that it trains writers for a professional pace. It trains us to meet deadlines."
o Healthy Relationship with Failure
These 5 characteristics of good writers apply to writers of traditional books as well as ebooks.
Writers must have PASSION for what they are doing, or they will burn out. Writing is not an easy profession. It is very self-motivated. You will soon find out if you have it--or you don't.
It goes without saying that writers must have SELF-DISCIPLINE. The nun in the Catholic school is not standing over you with a ruler any more. You must push yourself to write. Blogging, as well as content curation is a great way to practice the skill of writing.
Writers never stop learning, and that takes HUMILITY to admit this. Most feel that they are never good enough. This pushes us to strive to be better at what we do.
If we FAIL, we learn to pick ourselves up over and over again. Book not selling? Figure out why. Haters leaving one star reviews? Make the book better.
Walking hand-in-hand with all of the above, is PERSEVERANCE. Without it, we will be like a wisp of smoke that will get carried away with the first big gust of wind. Start the story, and stick with it all the way to the end. Keep going. Never, never, never give up.
***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***
Link to the full article: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/5-traits-of-the-successful-author/