6 Essential Traits You Will Need to Achieve

Success as a Writer!

success as a writer


If you are just starting out as a writer, it can be a very intimidating prospect. Which is understandable, because being a writer can take a great deal of time and effort. There is also the fact that you will have to compete with a myriad of other writers. So achieving success as a writer can prove tricky. But as daunting as the thought may be, it is still possible to achieve success as a writer.  You just need to develop the right traits to overcome the many obstacles that may come your way.


Here are 6 Essential traits you will need to become a

successful writer.


1. Confidence

If you want to succeed as a writer, you will need to be confident in your skills. This is because you will be facing a great deal of competition. And if you lack confidence in your skills, you will not last long as a writer. So you should really try to develop confidence in yourself. And the best way to do that it is to gain a level of mastery in your writing skills. Try to hone your writing skills to a razor point. Polish up your grammar and spelling. Try to learn new words. You can also have writing sessions with fellow writers. That way, you will have critics that will give you an honest review of your work. All in all, the more confident you are of your skill as a writer, the more ready you will be to write a book of your very own.


2. Thoroughness

Aside from being confident, you will need to be as meticulous as possible. This is because potential readers can be very picky when it comes to the books they read. And a misspelled word here or a badly phrased word there can earn you their ire. So it always pays to be as thorough as possible. Take the time to double check every aspect of your work. Your grammar, your spelling, punctuations, etc. Never take anything for granted. You should also be thorough in doing research work for your book.

3. Courage


You will need courage if you want to achieve great things as a writer. This is because you will be expected to face a great deal of competition. And if you don’t have the courage to accept this fact and take that big step, then you will struggle throughout your writing career. So be courageous. Accept the fact that you will be taking a risk. Accept the fact that you will have a hard time. Accept the fact that you will have to fight an uphill battle the whole time. All in all, only by being courageous will you stand to achieve any form of success in life.

4. Determination

As it was stated earlier, you will face a great deal of challenges as a writer. So if you want to succeed as a writer, you will need to stay determined. Steel yourself against any challenge that comes your way. By steeling yourself for the challenges ahead, you will be able to achieve great things as a writer. Whether it is writer’s block or an inability to get a publisher for your manuscript, your will to succeed is what will enable you to overcome these challenges.

5. Patience


If there is one thing you should remember about being a writer, is the fact that it is a gamble. There is really no way of knowing whether you will succeed or not. And there is also no way of knowing when you will succeed. So it is important that you stay patient throughout the entire process.  Just remember that great writers like Stephen King had to write for years before they gained any lasting success. So just be patient. Have faith in your skills and just keep working. Your time will eventually come.

6. Focus

If you want to fully evolve as a writer, it is important that you develop focus in everything you do. Remember that the writing process could take a long time. If you lack focus, you may not be last long as a writer. There are so many distractions in life, and you might get sidetracked from your writing journey, so you should take the steps to develop focus during the writing process. By having focus, you will be able give your writing sessions your full attention.



Being a writer is not an easy job. So it is imperative that you develop key traits, that will make you a more effective and efficient writer. With these traits, you will be able to reach your full potential as a writer.


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