Thursday, 19 August 2010

Essential characteristics to be a writer

If I had to list the top 5 characteristics a writer needs they'd be:

The quote below from Ray Bradbury equates to my Joy plus some extra energy.

'Zest. Gusto. How rarely one hears these words used. How rarely do we see people living, or for that matter, creating by them. Yet if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer’s make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, I could only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto.'

Ray Bradbury

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