A good writer is an effective communicator. He must be able to take abstract ideas and transform them into words that can be understood and appreciated by his audience. He must have mastery over the rules of writing and know when to break them.
A good writer is a relentless observer. He must be mindful of himself and his surroundings so that he may see what others do not. He must look outward, as well as inward, to realize what needs to be written.
A good writer is a courageous thinker. He must be willing to look within himself and his world to discover hidden ideas. He must be curious and brave enough to confront ideas that may challenge himself and his audience, and he must be able to present these ideas with confidence and depth of thought.
A good writer writes, even when it’s hard.