Everybody writes! At least that’s what Ann Handley convinced me on her book “Everybody Writes.” On writing is dedicated to, you guessed right, writing. Because writing only gets better by doing the work. We may read plenty of books on how to write, but it is only by forming a habit that we learned the craft.
I never felt an interest for writing until recently. I wrote, yes, just as needed and mostly in Spanish, my first language. So, to start writing in English at my age, well, was daring. Although age is not and should not be a limiting factor, it raised many brows. For me, it meant an opportunity of learning, and most importantly, of growing.
The main goal of this section is to deliver ideas and abundant resources for you to start or continue to write. For example, curating websites dedicated to writing. Also, introduced you to people who are successful writers but did not started out that way. Their stories for sure will inspire you to start writing. In addition, tools that have proven useful, or at least make it easier for you to write.
Don’t you worry about writer’s block, there’s plenty and infinite topics to write about. Writing should not be intimidating. On the contrary, it should provide an outlet for your self-expression. You could write a journal or with a purpose, let’s say to write a book. You may be a plotter or a pantser, or you may be in a whole new category. Who knows! Nothing is written in stone.
Now, for grammar, yes, we need to pay more attention to it. However, there’s a little secret, called proofreaders and editors. They check style, grammar, and sense of your work. Well, there’s more to it, but in a nutshell they are the writing police. You can hire an independent proofreaders and editors to help you. Again, by developing the habit to write, you will see improvements on your writing. I know these because I’m proof of it.
My advice, don’t fear. Dive in and enjoy the words!
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Last Update: 06/07/2019