#1: writing well

You don’t have to be a “good” writer to write well. In fact, arguably the biggest reason people write “poorly,” or make errors, is because they’re too hasty. There’s a reason your teacher asked you to write multiple drafts of that essay back in grade school (no, it wasn’t just to annoy you), just as there’s a reason even the best writers make innumerable revisions to their work prior to publishing.