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What are the necessary skills required to become a full time writer?

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RE: What are the necessary skills required to become a full time writer?

Deepak Rana
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There are quite a number of skills that you require to become a writer. These skills have been explained below:


1. You need to be very good at the technical aspects of writing. You should know what you are writing, which techniques you are using, what effect you are creating, all of that. Then only you can have that wonderful impact on your readers.

2. Your communication skills have to be of top notch level. Of course the writing skills are important, as they are the core part of the work that you do but also the oral and non verbal expressions are important. You need to be a very good communicator to make your point as a writer. Therefore these skills are important.

3. You need to have right networking skills to interact with new people and create a wonderful impression so that you stay in touch with them. Network building is one of the most important exercises for the job of a writer. This is only the network that will help you getting published or fetch you a decent job. So do not ignore the power of networking.

4. As a writer one of the important skills to have is to know how to work with the team. Writing is not the journey of alone but a team work with so many people involved in it. Therefore one must know how to coordinate with different people and listen to their advice and act accordingly. You are also required to help and assist others in order to create the value for the others.

5. The writers should be very accurate with the structure and grammar part of their writing. Although editors usually take care of this part but you cannot afford to leave everything on the editors. There has to be a correct usage of the literature so that it can create that wonderful effect on the readers. The writers should take care of this part and their work will require less editing and hence productivity of the whole project will go up.

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