Of course there aren't just two things that every writer needs. But there are two things that every writer needs to remember about being a writer.
- Writers write. This one is obvious. Doctors heal, Police serve and protect, Busdrivers drive... you get the picture. A writer writes.
- Writers get read... even if it's just for yourself. Writing doesn't exist just for itself. If your writing isn't being read, then I'm sorry but you're not a writer. Get out of the wagon - you're just dead weight and you're taking up the broadband I could be occupying.
Of course if you do want to be read then I bid you welcome. The happy fact is that there's enough audience for each of us.
Which brings us to the question of the day.
Who's reading your writing?