Everybody writes! At least that’s what Ann Handley convinced me in her book, “Everybody Writes.” This section is dedicated to, you guessed right, writing. Because you only get better by doing the work. We may read plenty of books on writing, but it is only by forming a habit that we learned the craft.
I never felt an interest in 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 a learning opportunity, and most importantly, of growing.
This section’s main goal is to deliver ideas and abundant resources for you to start or continue to write. For example, to curate websites dedicated to writing. Also, I hope to introduce you to successful writers who did not begin that way. Their stories, for sure, will inspire you to start writing. Finally, tools that have proven useful, or at least make it easier for you to write.
Do you worry about writer’s block? Do not! There are plenty and infinite topics to write about; you need a nudge on your creativity. 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 the 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 independent proofreaders and editors to help you. Again, by developing the habit of writing, you will see improvements in 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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