1. Be a good storytellerIf you want to be a successful writer, you need to know how to tell a good story. This is because that’s what a writer is first and foremost. A storyteller. So take the time to learn how to tell a good story. Learn how to get the attention of your readers. One effective way to hone your storytelling skills is to write short stories on a daily basis. It does not have to be a masterpiece. Just think of these sessions as exercises to hone your story writing abilities. That way, once you do get started on more serious projects, you can weave a story with the best of them.
2. An efficient researcherAside from being a good storyteller, you will need to be an efficient researcher as well. This is because most readers are very particular about facts and if you state inaccurate facts in your work, they might lose respect for you as a writer. And a writer that does not have the respect of his readers won’t be able to count on their support in the future. So before you think of writing a book or setting up your very own author blog, you should learn how to conduct research as effectively and efficiently as possible. When you conduct research make sure that you have multiple sources and before you use any facts, you should double check every angle. Be as meticulous as possible and make sure to cite all your sources.
3. Character creation
4. A vast vocabulary
When it comes to the writing process, words are like weapons. And the more words you know the more effective you will be as a writer. So make it a habit to learn a new word on a daily basis. And try to use these words in your work every chance you get. Try to learn how to use metaphors and similes in your work, to add a bit of flair and depth. But be wary of using archaic or uncommon words in your work as well, because they may also alienate fans.
As it was stated earlier, being a writer takes years of practice to master. But aside from technical ability, you will need the mental resolve to stay motivated in the long run. This is why you should develop your grit. By having grit, you will be able to stay courageous throughout the writing process. You will also be able to overcome any challenge that comes your way.