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10 very simple steps to become a better writer

i’m going to let you in on a little secret. i have dreamed of being a best selling author for ages. i enjoy writing. it is therapy, stress-relieving, life-giving. it also requires consistency. i admit to lacking consistency. or diligence when it comes to my writing. i have started and stopped so many times i feel like the barriers to my writing career are insurmountable some times. but i am a writer. and writers write.

i know i’m not alone. many people talk about having a novel in them somewhere and one day they are going to write it out. i have more than a novel. i have entire worlds floating around in my brain. but the work it takes to create a world and bring it to life through words has been more than i’ve wanted to undertake. and yet, i claim to want to be a writer!

i saw this post on facebook today and, well, it says it all. the key to being a better writer is to write. often. always. especially when you don’t feel like it. i’m on a new health kick during this new season of 2013. i had major successes (and hardships) during the first quarter. i’m looking forward to birthing new things in this second quarter. why shouldn’t one of them be a whole new world? it’s not only in me, it’s pretty much a requirement for me to feel successful and satisfied. sigh. i hear myself say it over and over again, but in this season, i just want to write. or as nike said it, just do it. no more talking. put my money where my mouth is.

you heard it hear first. i’m going to put myself on a writing schedule and stick to it. we do what we want to do and spend our time how we want to spend it. today i’m deciding to spend my time serving, working on being healthy and fit, and developing my writing career. and with that, i offer you the words of wisdom that sparked this post.

ain't nothing to it but to do it! who's with me?
ain’t nothing to it but to do it! who’s with me?

Nourisha Wells

I'm cool and incredibly fun. I geek out on scifi/fantasy/action, video games, comics, superheroes and the outdoors. I pwnd the interwebs for a living.

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  1. Rob F says:

    See what happens when I get bored at work, I start to follow web links. I guess this is what I will check up on you about from time to time. So what short story can we expect from one of your worlds first?

    1. hey rob! i got you. give me 90 days and i’ll have something awesome for you!

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