Basic Qualifications to become a good writer

Good writers have two things in common: they would rather be understood than admired, and they do not write for hairsplitting and hypercritical readers. The qualities of a second-rate writer can easily be defined, but a first-rate writer can only be experienced. It is just the thing in him which escapes analysis that makes him first-rate. Writing is an art as well as a science. Writing is an art since it has various styles to it and it is a science as you would use different techniques to write it. Good writing however has much more to it than just the common techniques used.