How To Become A Writer

Here is a link on Becoming a Writer.

What must you do to become a writer? You must write. I know, it sounds so obvious, so simple, that it seems silly to even say it. But you’d be surprised the number of people who say, “I want to be a writer.” But then fill their hours and days with anything but writing.

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3 Responses to How To Become A Writer

  1. Derek Webb says:

    True, yes you can spend a lot of time just rearranging the pencils. And yes, you ought to write – anything – just write to get things going. But I find that whenever I’m wanting to write, there’s no use in forcing it. You need space, not just physical space – although that can often help – but you need mind space. I need to have my mind uncluttered of life’s trivia, so ideas can find their way in and not get snarled up. I can write to order if needs be, if there’s a deadline, but something worthwhile needs a combination of mental intensity and expansiveness at the same time.

  2. Very helpful comment. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Derek. I find the same is often true, though in a weird way I am often energized by a crowded room and a deadline. I find the adrenaline rush helps me. Though I should probably adopt your methods, in hopes that they would yield results as good for me as they are for you.

  3. Phillip Carbin says:

    I want to be a writer just like everybody else i have a group of friends who actually read my books and cant wait until i get done with a certain chapter or book. I want to know if there are more people like me who start writing a book and no matter what they cant stop writing they just have to finish the book. Even though the book maybe stupid and most likely doesn’t make any sense you just cant stop. Am I the only one who is addicted into writing a story? I have gotten to a point in which a person can say any word and I would be able to write a story on it. I want to know how do i get notice where are the good places you can go to get your books notice? And does anybody know how many pages it takes to make a pilot script for a tv series or movie? my guess 500 pages but i could be wrong? please respond i dont care if you think i am asking you ridicules questions that i should already know but i dont care?

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