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MarkJallayuThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. posted this thread...
Nov. 28, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Everyday I work towards writing. I want to ehance my writing. I love writing and everyday I write. I was wondering...what makes a great writer?

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IAndThisMystery replied...
Dec. 1, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Although I believe there are many variables involved with your question since the description of "great writer" can be somewhat subjective, I think what we want to here is create the most objective description we can.



A great writer is someone who can balance self-expression with idea-sharing. A great writer writes for himself/herself, but also writes in such a way that captures the attention and understanding of others. To do this, a great writer uses language in creative, powerful, and thought-provoking ways that spark the reader's imagination and consequently expands the reader's perspective on a topic, or on life in general. A great writer is constantly looking to improve. A great writer can develop characterization and plot that makes the reader ask questions and analyze. A great writer causes a reaction in the reader. 



What do you think?

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MarkJallayuThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 4, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Thank you for the awesome reply. Is it best to use simple english than trying to be all smart for using big words? I'm just carious. Because I don't want to use simple english and than the story gets boring. But than again I don't want to using big words to try to look all smart or words some can't understand. What's the best way to keep the language simple while its stil in a powerful tone.

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JRayeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm

I think however you decide to write, it has to be your voice being heard. However you do it, whatever you try to express through your story, poem, novel - When everything is said and done, you should leave the reader feeling exactly what you wanted them to feel. I'd say that's what makes a good writter. Hope this helps, and good luck. :)

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MarkJallayuThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 7, 2013 at 10:23 am

I like that. "leave the reader feeling exactly what ou wanted them to feel." How do I know that I have left the reader feeling what I feel? Much of what you said is true and yes it helps! ;]

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NDewayne replied...
Dec. 9, 2013 at 10:47 am

Think about it this way: imagine that the story you have written is written by someone totally different, and this is the first time that you are reading the story. Read the story and think about what the story make you feel. Did it make you feel the way that you want others to feel when they read your story? If it did, you did it right. If you weren't feeling it look back at the story, and add the feeling in.  Make the characters feel the feeling you want to express because emotions are very contagious. People are driven by emotions and you have to influence and manipulate (sort of sounds maniacal when I say that :P) the way that they feel. Try aiming for their emotions. I really hope this helps, and good luck! :)

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HiltonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 11, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Okay! Now that I'm inform that people are driven by emotion and that it is contagious, I will strive towards writing emotional stories. And yeah it does kinda of sound maniacal, haha :P
Thank you and good luck to you too in all your writings! =)

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IMSteelThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 18, 2013 at 4:16 pm

What makes a great writer? Is it his vision? His style? Writing can simply be the act of phrasing something in a way that no one else has, or giving the reader a unique view of a particular topic. As. IandthisMystery said, anything we say is but a crude description of what makes a great writer.

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IMSteelThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Pick the words that sound the best. If you know some big words, and you think they fit the sentence, and give the reader the best view of what you are trying to say, then by all means, write it down! The margins for the variety of words you can use are wide. Experiment, try out different words. Your only limit is your imagination.

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HiltonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Thank you. I will work towards giving the readers unique view of my topics

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FierySpirit767 replied...
Dec. 21, 2013 at 2:59 am

 Persiverance, Dicsipline, Boldness, Creativity, Morality and most of all Hard Work.

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BirdsingerThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Patience. It can be a long time before you get that great idea you've been waiting for... and I'm still waiting for my great idea.... (-;

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JossyRose replied...
Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:24 am

It is difficult to define a "good writer", but in my opinion a good writer does not need to hold good grammar or spelling or all these things we learn in schools. A good writer is someone who is able to speak to their audience, portray an idea, and make the reader think of the work. Personally, I enjoy descriptive peices of writing with good diction.

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HiltonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 30, 2013 at 11:17 am

I will try to incorporate some yours idea into my writing!

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