How To Become a Writer in 10 Easy Steps

The EXACT 10 Steps You Need to Learn How to Become a Writer

By Sean Ogle •  Updated: 06/14/21 •  11 min read

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I frequently get asked the question from readers “how do I become a writer?”

I find it slightly ironic that I usually get that question via email, so the inevitable answer becomes “well, you already are a writer.”

But what about those people who simply want to get better at writing?

As far as I’m concerned, writing is the most important skill one can have.

How to Become a Writer (in 10 Easy Steps)

Being a good writer leads to being a better and more coherent thinker.

It’s also one of the few mediums that no matter what you do, or who you are in life, you will write nearly every day.

Whether it’s simply sending an email or updating your Facebook status, being able to clearly articulate your thoughts is an incredibly valuable skill.

Over the last week, you’ve probably seen a lot of people on your Facebook feed who both can and cannot articulate their ideas well – and there’s been a lot of animosity between both given the extraordinary political times our world is in.

Regardless of whether it’s in your personal or professional life, it’s impossible to deny how valuable the skill is.

But just because we all write, doesn’t necessarily mean we’re all “writers”.

In this post, I’m not only going to teach you how to become a better writer, but I’m going to help you understand why it’s so important to continue developing your writing skills in the process.

Too lazy to read the whole thing? No problem, here’s the short version

Here’s How to Become a Writer:

  • Step 1: Become a better reader
  • Step 2: Write Everyday
  • Step 3: Start a Blog
  • Step 4: Read the book “Everybody Writes” by Ann Handley
  • Step 5: Enroll in an Online Writing Course
  • Step 6: Find a Place to Get Honest Critiques
  • Step 7: Start Journaling
  • Step 8: Practice Becoming More Conversational
  • Step 9: “Write Drunk, Edit Sober”
  • Step 10: Recognize Why You Want to Become a Writer

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