What does a writer need?
Of course a writer needs pencils (with erasers), lots of tablets for jotting down all those great ideas, a large supply of printer paper (I've learned to save by printing on both sides of the paper) and a good printer (I love my Laser Jet printer)
A writer needs to be able to write while their better half and children keep interrupting them.
A writer needs patience. A lot of patience!
A writer needs to have funny, interesting, and/or talkative friends and neighbors to get great story ideas!
A writer needs a vivid imagination to write a long manuscript from a small idea that came to them while waiting in line at the grocery store.
A writer needs to be able to write in less than 500 words a wonderful picture book that the publishers will love.
A writer needs to keep from rolling their eyes when friends tell them anyone can write a children's book.
An agent would be nice - and so would a publisher.
A writer needs books - how to books, writing books, a dictionary, a thesaurus and lots of books in your genre (and others) to read - and a best selling book!
Since a writer needs lots of books, a large bookcase would also be nice.
A writer needs to have a tough skin so rejections won't hurt them.
And most of all, a writer needs to have a passion for writing.
A passion to tell stories.
A passion to make people laugh.
A passion to write a story that lights up a child's eyes and brings a smile to their face.
A passion to write a story so good that the reader wants to keep turning the pages until the story is finished.
What would you like to add to my list?
Posted by Janet Smart at http://janetsmart.blogspot.com