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What Separates Good from Great? 6 Distinct Traits of Exceptional Writers

Posted by on December 22, 2012 under Social Media

Many great athletes share common traits—some that they choose to have (i.e. a strong work ethic) and others that aren’t controlled (i.e. being really, really tall). However, it’s an ideal blend of both types of attributes that combine to make a fantastic competitor. Now, take out “athlete” in the first sentence and substitute “writer”—it’s a combination of chosen and unchosen traits that make remarkable writers.

However, obviously, the traits that make a great athlete don’t make up a great writer—being tall isn’t an advantage when typing on a computer (at least, we’re pretty sure it’s not). So, what are those traits that thinly separate the mediocre writers from the magnificent? One of the most important traits is the ability to rewrite—recognizing when your ideas need adjusting or your words need tweaking is as valuable as writing that first draft.

Check out the article linked below for the five remaining traits that make a superior writer.

The 6 Unique Traits of All Remarkable Writers [Copyblogger]

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