How to Get Good At Writing: A Quick Guide

Meg Dowell Writes

1. Write a lot, all the time, even when you don’t think it’s good. Early on, it probably won’t be.

2. When you aren’t writing, read.

3. When you aren’t reading, consume story-driven content in another way, like playing a video game.

4. Take a class, join a critique group, or share your work for feedback with people you know.

5. Submit your work anywhere you can, even if there’s a chance you’ll get rejected.

6. Whenever possible, follow up rejections with “how can I do better next time” queries.

7. Go to conferences or workshops, or join online or in-person writing “support” groups.

8. Try starting a blog. Even if it doesn’t take off, it’s good practice. It’s OK to blog just for yourself.

9. Write what you know … and then make an effort to learn more so you can write more.

10. Don’t be too hard on…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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