|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|
Three things that I couldn't do without are the ability to focus on a project without getting distracted, a thorough knowledge of grammar and punctuation and a wide range of life experience that you can bring to your writing. There are lots of other things that help but I find these three things absolutely essential.
Objectivity for non-fiction. A free spirit for fiction. And patience for poetry.
The first step is to be a good reader. If you only read junk, you'll only write junk. That goes for anything, non-fiction, fiction, or poetry. If you don't read the best, you'll always be mediocre or worse.
The rest is hard work, thought, solitude and inspiration. In that order.
Wouldn't it be nice if it was just 'desire' alone? I have experienced that with music. I have the 'desire' but not necessarily enough 'talent' to gain the momentum that I would like to have in order to call myself a musician. At the same time, I have learned that practice, practice, practice does improve on the outcome and I am getting better at the craft.
I think it is much the same with writing. There are those who are schooled in the mechanics of it but lack the emotion and creative edge to put the tools to work. When they do, they come across a 'mechanical writer'. To some degree, I think there are some who are born with natural talents that work well in writing. When they add some formal training to that, it tends to work although sometimes the emphasis on employing the tools can easily overshadow the creative intent of the writer.
Thus, I think it comes back to finding a 'balance' between to tools of writing, creative inspiration, emotion, and awareness of your reader. When you can orchestrate those items in proper balance the end product is usually very good.
by giselle232313 months ago
What is your definition of a good writer?
by Appreciate Life7 years ago
How to become a good writer?A writer who write anything, from an essay, article, novel, books, magazine everything under the sun.
by CarlySullens3 years ago
Recently, there was a thread of someone complaining about Hub of the Days lacking amazing writing skills. Their complaint stated the Hubs being selected were because they were niche driven and 'how too's' instead...
by Cynthia Calhoun6 years ago
How do you know when you're a good writer?
by Carolee Samuda5 years ago
What is more challenging for you as a writer?Writing articles, creating fiction or creating non fiction stories?
by Edlira5 years ago
What makes a good writer?What are the qualities that build a good, successful writer?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.