on writing

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Style is a key element on good writing

Nowadays, many people think as a fundamental American ideal that we can make ourselves into just about anything with the right amount of hard work and willpower. We are able to go into a good college if we have put so much effort to study or if we practiced a lot and have enough will power we can finish a marathon. However, Stephen King, a famous writer said 'I don't believe writers can be made, either by circumstances or by self-will' (On writing 17). It means hard work is important but developing an unique and identical style is also a key element to be a good writer. In the next few paragraphs, I will discuss about why style is important for a writer.

Working hard and putting a lot effort can only help to ensure good grammar or good structure on writing.

Yet, it is not the reason to attract the readers to memorize or keep reading the writing. They are a formal or basic standard on writing. Just like a good artist who has quality paint and nice pens still can't draw a great picture without putting his own idea. I think hard work and willpower are just a kind of ingredients or tools to help us to develop our style. In order to be a good writer and make the readers feel interested in reading our work, we must develop our style like how Stephen King did.

For a writer, having his or her personal style and easy-to-recognize style would help one to stand out amongst the others. The word 'style' is defined as a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character" or "particular, distinctive, or characteristic...