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10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

I borrowed these from Brian Clark at Copyblogger.

  1. Write.
  2. Write more.
  3. Write even more.
  4. Write even more than that.
  5. Write when you don’t want to.
  6. Write when you do.
  7. Write when you have something to say.
  8. Write when you don’t.
  9. Write every day.
  10. Keep writing.

This is why all writers should have at least one blog, a website, a writer’s group and a network in their industry they chat with online.

Update: Brian Clark just posted a free poster of this on his blog. With his permission (he handed it out freely), I’ll share it here:

10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer
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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade, creator of two technology training books for middle school and three ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blog, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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8 thoughts on “10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

  1. You know, that’s probably the best writing advice I’ve ever read. It really does come down to that. Then, of course, there’s step 11 – hire an editor. That’s when you get sent back to step #1 for rewrites. (sigh)


    • We writers too often think ‘writing’ is our WIP, but it’s communicating–emails, blogs, even tweets. The more we do it, the more we pay attention to doing it well, the better we get.


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