“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” William Faulkner
1. Take Mr. Faulkner’s advice and read, read, read.
2. Clean up the clutter on your desk and in your mind.
3. Write daily about things you are passionate about.
4. Never stop learning, take a class, study the craft, find a mentor.
5. Increase your vocabulary by reading and integrating new words into your writing.
6. Find a good critique group that will support your dream.
7. Learn how to take constructive criticism and praise.
8. Take yourself seriously but don’t lose your sense of humor.
9. Submit, submit, submit.
10. Don’t give up after 30 days. Persistence is key!
Today, write your own list and see how you can improve as a writer in the next 30 days! Now get back to work!
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