Since I was a little girl, I have wanted to be numerous kinds of person. I have been always busy to change my future dreams from a painter to a nurse, to a singer, to a scientist and so on. However, I've never changed my mind nor given up to be one thing. It is a writer. Although it is hard to mention exact skills a person needs to be a good writer, in my point of view, these are the abilities that I have to possess to become a good writer.
The most basic ability needed to be a good writer is a great insight. Lots of writers say that the insight of a writer comes from his or her various experiences of life. I cannot say that I was the one who had been through all the cruel and tragic events of the life, but I'm pretty sure that I had suffered from my own experience and had lots of chances to agonize over them. Special experience may be helpful for a writer to write something interesting but no one can react in the same way, and that is why I think the most important thing is not what you experienced but how you accepted and thought about it.
The next basic ability needed is a keen power of observation. The reason why this ability is important is because it is what writers do. Writers never ignore or pass away what normal people just miss as they go by. They sometimes break down the most normal and ordinary things to find out hidden meanings of it and shed new light on them, so we could feel our lives and the world in the different way.
The last important thing to be a good writer is an ability to create words and sentences. This skill is very essential to become a good writer. Even though you have most amazing materials to write about and a keen observation to see through everything, without clear words and characterful sentences, you cannot attract your readers. You should have your own identity and show it in your writing to the readers.
So far, I explained three basic and important skills to be a good writer. Being a writer is little bit different comparing to other careers. It is a pretty personal job so it doesn't need any test scores or teamwork. But because of that, it can be very hard to achieve without lots of practice and natural gift. Just like other careers, I must try really hard to be a good writer, especially on the three basic qualities recommended above.