“Anyone can write.” “The barrier to becoming a freelance writer is low.” “Writing is easy.”
These are comments that I often see made online. While there’s a grain of truth in them, they are not completely true.
It’s important to correct these misperceptions because they drive down income for those of us who earn a living as a writer. These beliefs also lead to unhappy clients with writing projects that need to be rewritten.
In this post, I’ll discuss the question of whether anyone can be a writer. I’ll list six basic skills that writers need.