The only way to learn how to write is to write.
Write, finish, write some more.
After that you can start worrying about critiques and editors and agents and publishing and publicity.
But all of that is secondary to the writing. To become better at writing you must sit down and spin tales, craft stories, put words on the page.
The world is awash in articles, books and courses on how to manage the business of a writer’s life. You can find all the advice you will ever need and more on how to make time to write, how to write when you don’t have time, how to write better, and on how to find critique partners, find agents, find your audience.
The more important question is:
Can you find the will to sit down and put words on the page day after day after day?
This post is part of the Becoming A Better Writer series. Find the other parts here or buy the ebook and help support StoryADay May:
Becoming A Better Writer Pt. I: One Skill You Must Master To Become A Great Writer
Becoming A Better Writer Pt. II: How To Ask For — And Deal With — Feedback
Becoming A Better Writer Pt. III: Learn From Your Writing Heroes
Becoming A Better Writer Pt. IV: Practice Makes Perfect (Or: Write More!)
Becoming A Better Writer Pt. V: Adjust Your Expectations