“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway
A lot of people may have the desire to tell a story, but it requires a lot of discipline and passion, to turn those stories into books that people want to read. Nevertheless, if writing is a longing in your heart, here are some excellent tips that can help you get there.
Read a lot
Stephen King one said “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” The start of all great writers begins with falling in love with someone else’s writing. Read many books, as many as you can, devour them like there is no tomorrow. Story your favorite authors styles, learn how the tell their stories, learn how they compel their readers. And then, go at it and find your own story and your own voice.
Sit in a chair
These four words can change your life. This can take you from being an aspiring writer to a professional writer. But to make that change, you need to make writing a priority. Turn off the TV, silence your phone, and remove all distractions. Be intentional in developing a writing habit. Sit in the chair and commit to writing for at least an hour a day. Do this for a month and you will improve tremendously.Writing, like any other art form, you must practice to master it.
Start a Blog
The best thing to start writing is to find an outlet for your stories to go. Blogging provides perhaps the most inexpensive and effective tool for writers to express themselves and impact other people’s lives. It also helps you develop and strengthens your writing habit.
Give into accountability
Fear can be a factor that paralyzes your writing. What if people don’t like it? worse yet, what if they hate it. Find an accountability partner, someone that encourages you and believes in you. Someone that is willing to ask about your progress and to push you past your comfort zone.
But above all, just remember, you do have a story to tell, don’t keep it for yourself out of fear. Be brave and share it with others. You may just have the words they were waiting for.