Writing has been my dream and I’m so thankful that I get to see it fulfilled. I am doing what I love and learning from others around me. When it comes to a good writer, I strive to keep some of the common character traits I see in the writers around me. I learn from those who have been doing this much longer than I and I have seen a few things that I believe make you an even better writer. Here are a few of the common traits I think it takes to be a good, successful writer.

Self-Discipline
A good writer has a good self-discipline trait about them. They know that they have a job to do and know it takes them making themselves write to get it done. Whether you have writer’s block or are just finding it hard to write, you have to be have that self discipline to make sure the job gets done. This is even more important when you are a writer from home. I have had to make myself get up and write articles when I really wanted to stay under the covers sleeping.

Balanced Schedule
I believe it is also a good sign of a great writer when they have a balanced schedule. You have to balance work life and family life. To be the best writer you can be, you need to take a break from time to time and let your brain rejuvenate. Creating yourself a balanced schedule so you have fun and work too, is very important. It’s quite impressive when I see other writers who have developed that ability to walk away and take time for themselves to be refreshed to write some more.

Not Afraid to Ask Questions
When it comes to writing, you have to ask questions. Sometimes it’s a question of advice on how to word something. It could be advice on how to approach a topic or some fresh insights to a topic you’re writing on. Whatever it may be, ask the questions!

Self Motivated
It takes some huge motivation at times to get up and get to working. This is especially so when you work from home as I do. You can find tons of other things you’d rather be doing but you get up and get to writing. I think it is a great character trait of a writer to be immensely self motivated. That will help you go far in your writing career!