Okay, are you ready? I'm about to reveal it all. The one and only thing you need to do to be a writer, that will guarantee you success on some level.
Drum roll, please....
The one thing you need to do to be a successful writer is to write.
You need to write regularly, every day if you can.
You need to throw words at the page without worrying about the end result, or how the words sound, or anything else except putting one word after another on the page.
And that is all you need to do.
That one thing is the simplest thing there is. And the hardest.
But its all you need to do.
And, honestly? All my advice, all seven years of it contained in 1078 posts, boils down in one way or another to that.
So quit reading the blog already and go write.
(But come back on Thursday, when I'll have a wonderful guest post about ways to overcome writer's block.)
Do you write every day regularly? Is it easy or hard for you to do this?
Photo by jurvetson. I'm not sure what it depicts, but I loved it. All those words and diagrams!