To be any good at anything, you have to really interested in it. Writing is no exception to that. You need an interest in it and a fascination for words. You also need to read a lot. I read articles, blogs and when I can books too. I quoted Great Expectations by Charles Dickens in a blog earlier today. It helps that I have read it. I have read some professional writers this week, who have written articles badly. Both of them were writing on their specialised subject. They had studied at university to become competent in their chosen subject, but it didn’t show in their writing.