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How to Be a Writer

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How to Be a Writer

Most people adore writers. They are seen as creative people who are using their talent for interesting pursuits. Whether you want to write fiction, non-fiction, content marketing or just want to share some thoughts on a blog, these steps are going to show you how to be a writer that everybody is going to be interested in reading. 

Create a Space

Nature

You need to have somewhere that you feel comfortable writing. Every person is different. Some people like to be in a cafe, some people like to be alone at home or others in nature. You also need to choose how you write. Do you like pens? Pencils? On a computer? Again, you have to find where you feel the most comfortable. 

Freewrite

Writing

The best way to get started writing is just literally start. Sometimes it can be hard knowing what it is we are trying to say. Freewriting is a good way to get your brain moving. This is the technique that many of the best authors around the world use. As you write, then your mind will open up and you will start finding what is that you are trying to say.

Practice Everyday

woman sitting on bed typing on laptop

Writing is just like any skill. The more you practice it, the better that you will become. Try to set aside a portion of everyday just for writing. No matter what you have going on, just to do at least an hour a day. As you write more, you will start to develop you own voice and style and your writing will get smoother. This is what will make people enjoy your writing. 

Revise

typewriter

This is one thing that all need writers don't do. Revise. Revise. Revise! Revision is more than half of the writing process. It helps you see where you might have spelling and grammar mistakes as well areas you could expand on or shorten. The best writers literally spend hours revising their work. 

Get Your Work Out There

laptop notebook pen

Many people write for themselves. But if even you do that, you still need some people to look at your work and give you their opinion. And let them be honest. Put you ego aside. Listen to what they have to say, and take it in. Some of it may be good advice, some of it not, but the best thing you can is give it to a few people. If you are consistently hearing the same thing, then you know that is either something that you are doing right or that you have to fix. 

These are the main things you have to do to develop your skills as a writer. As you improve, you can start putting your work out there on a blog and seeing if anyone wants to publish it. Who knows, maybe you'll be the next greatest author!

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