Q: What do you think is the single most important quality for a good writer to possess?
A: Humility. There are a finite number of plot lines (usually numbered from five to seven) and everything you create is going to be a variation on those themes. It is how you play with those ideas, whom you choose to grapple with those conflicts, and the words you assign to each that make you a writer. That means you are sharing space with a great many talented people. Appreciate the fact that you are part of an amazing world of people who read, who write and who value both.