Picking up from my last post, I asked my writing group to come up with the things a good writer needs. Thanks to Jackie, Malcolm, Warren, Steven, Jade, Steve, Ben, and Matt for the suggestions below (hope I haven't forgotten anyone!)
In no particular order, a good writer needs:
A desire for continuous improvement
Something to write on
The ability to adapt
Joy in Writing
Basic composition skills
Honest and reliable feedback
An ability to listen to feedback
A comfortable emotional state for their writing
Lots of ideas
Access to the industry
The ability to know when to quit.
Anything we missed out?