The First Step on Your Writing Career

So you want to be a writer but you don’t know where to start. The starting point is actually the easiest part of the entire process. Are you ready for it? Here it comes.


It may sound too simple but that is really what it takes. You can read all the best books, attend the most amazing conferences and hang out with the most talented authors but if you never write, it is impossible to be a writer.

So what should you write? That is also an easy answer.

Write anything and everything!

Don’t start by seeking out that top magazine or writing the next bestselling novel. Just write. Write letters to the editors. Write for local newspapers and magazines. Write for newsletters. Write book reviews. Write blog posts.

Just write.

The point is to hone your skills and while you are doing that, just maybe someone will read your stuff and be impressed and help you to the next level. The more you write, the better you will be able to write.

So your homework is to start writing. Find something and put pen to paper or finger to keyboard. Just write.

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