So You Want To Be A Writer… Now What?

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Becoming A Writer:

So You Want To Be A Writer… Now What? Now if answered YES to that question, CONGRATULATIONS!! Now let me ask you another question, now you that you decided to be a writer are you ready to get down to business and work hard on your writing? If you are saying, I wanted to become a writer and/or because I thought it would be easy. I’m here to tell you becoming a writer isn’t easy. There’s a lot involved in becoming a writing. Let’s take a look what’s involved in becoming a writer.

Write Or Type Your Ideas:

The very first thing you’ll want to do is as soon as you decide to become a writer, you’ll want to start writing down all your ideas down on paper or type them on a separate piece of paper in no particular order. You can organize your ideas later. Your very first thing you should probably do is figure out what genre or genres you want to write in. As for your title of your book, you don’t have one yet not to worry because once your book starts coming together a title will come to you. Now you’ve started writing down ideas or typing them on a separate piece of paper, you’re ready to start your book — right? Not quite. You need get a few things first and also there’s something I suggest you do.

What You Need To Be A Writer:

What you need to be a writer is several things. They are listed below.

1.) Persistence.

2.) A whole lot of patience.

3.) A whole lot of prayer.

4.) An encourage network of friends and family.

6.) If possible, try to find a mentor in an author. You never know when they’ll ask for your help. Don’t be afraid to give help.

7.) You’ll need to have a whole lot of paper and notebooks. That’s why it might be easier to just type everything on a separate page.

8.) You’ll need plenty of time.

9. You’ll need a good imagination. Let your imagination run wild it’ll help.

What You Shouldn’t Do As A Writer:

1.) In my opinion, Don’t do Webinars or Tutorials. These can be to confusing and sometimes even to technical.

2.) Don’t get to many suggestions on what to do. To many suggestions could cause confusion. 

3.) Don’t hold a job and write a book at the same  time.

Challenge Yourself:

When I say challenge yourself, I mean it. So what do I mean exactly when I say challenge yourself? I mean first before you start writing your first book, you should write one for fun just to see if you can do it. When you’ve accomplished that, then decide for sure if you still want to be a writer. If so, then the real hard work begins with editors, publishers, Marketers or do do just self published.

When Was The Writing Gene Planted?:

In everyone who wants to be a writer whether it be a writer of a book, a journalist, a blogger or a columnist the question you should ask yourself is when was the writing seed or dream planted? I say ask yourself this question because you may be asked this question by friends, family or even strangers. When you have the answer, you’ll be able to answer others much better and they’ll see you are really serious about being a writer.

My Writing Story:

I guess if someone were to ask me when my writing seed or dream started wasn’t when I was child but was way back when I was in college. A class I had to have and might I add I didn’t care for class or the professor but on this particular day, she took the class to hear Maya Angelou speak. As it turned out, it was like a meet and greet after listening to her speak. One thing that always stuck with me was when she said Never Give Up!! After that, I started writing poems on and off here and there and then fast forward to this year at the beginning of 2019, I decided to try to write my  first book. After accomplishing writing  two books, I decided to challenge myself to write my first box set. Would I be able to do it? Well I’m happy to say that I’m well on my way to accomplishing that too. You see, I have written three books so far and I just started my fourth and final book in the box set. My goal is to have the box set finished by the end of December 2020.

Your Goals:

Make small goals for yourself. For example, since most chapters are 2000 words your goals will be completed every time you complete a chapter. Depending how long your book will be, you might want to make your goal a little bigger and make it every 5,000 words. Either way, these are accomplishments in their own right.

Do You Still Want To Be Writer?:

So after reading all this and all you have learned, Do You Still Want To Be A Writer? If you do, I say congratulations to you and wish you Good Luck. I also wish you good luck in writing many books. Don’t forget, don’t let anyone discourage you from writing or tell you that you can’t do it. If you want it bad enough, you’ll accomplish your goal or dream even if you have to do it in small steps.

 

 

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14 thoughts on “So You Want To Be A Writer… Now What?

  1. WOW what a good post about becoming a writer Crystal…I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
    I started writing poetry at age 10 & was publishing by the time I was 13…..a poem in a magazine or newspaper & in poetry contests. I wrote my first book during my teen years..it was pretty cool altho the actual story was probably rubbish, lol….
    To date I have written 3 books: the 1st is a poetry book & I am still adding to this day….
    I then wrote a book that is a trilogy of vampire stories….in the 3rd story I patterned the male Vampire after my beloved College Professor. He is the only other person who has read the manuscript & he was blown away by my book!
    My 3rd book is an anthology of Native Legends & poetry & songs I’ve written (I have status with Ojibway tribe).
    All my books ARE copyrighted…
    Had Life gone as planned I would have published but my health has deteriorated to the point I gave up on publishing. My Niece & her children will inherit my manuscripts…they will have the right to publish which is cool….
    I’m glad I wrote my 3 books. I only wished I saw them published…..
    Thanks again for a good read!
    {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen

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    1. I had to write this. Something in my gut kept telling me to write this article. I may not be an expert but because of experience, I know some things.
      I enjoy reading what you wrote. Glad you enjoyed the article. Debating on whether to submit to Discover. What do you think?

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