“I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.” James Michener
Is it Hard to Be a Good Writer? Of course not.
Here are ten suggestions to become a good writer:
- Write a lot. Keep writing until you get really, really good at it.
- And when you feel you can’t write anymore, write some more.
- Be open to a lot of negative feedback. And even if it’s meant to be destructive, use it as constructive criticism… and get better.
- Zero in on what makes you a unique writer. Don’t spread yourself too thin. Widen your audience by narrowing your subject.
- Write some more.
- Find other (better) writers and collaborate on projects. This will give you lots of great experience.
- Teach and coach other writers on how to write. Teaching a subject always makes you a better practitioner of what you’re trying to educate others on how to do.
- Commit to writing every day. And better yet, actually do it.
- Be committed to your writing. Stay the course.
- Keep writing. Never give up.
So, is being a good writer hard? No, not really. It just takes time. Let me say it again…it just takes time and a lot of work.
The bottom line is this: The secret to becoming a good writer is that they don’t start out good…they just end up that way!