writing, Writing advice

15 Steps To Becoming a Better Writer

I’ve just received the corrected proof (part two) of my new novel this week, so I’ve been spending most of my time going through that. (Going through proofs is a good definition of tedium. Looking for typos, grammar and formatting errors and the like in a book-length manuscript you’ve already re-written at least a dozen times is enough to make your eyes cross. I know how it ends.) Since I was busy with that, I didn’t have much time or energy to devote to this week’s post.

So I decided to go simple and easy.

I full disclosure, I based this post on an idea I found somewhere on the web. (For the life of me I cannot remember where that was, or what the exact post was. My apologies to the original author.)

So, this week’s post: simple, yet profound.

15 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer:

  1. Go home and write.
  2. Go out and write.
  3. Read something.
  4. Write a lot.
  5. Write some more.
  6. Read some more.
  7. Write when you feel like it.
  8. Write when you don’t feel like it.
  9. Read a lot.
  10. Write when you have something to say.
  11. Write when you don’t have something to say.
  12. Read some more.
  13. Write something.
  14. Write every day.
  15. Read every day.



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