Becoming a Writer
There have been quite a few people over the last few months who’ve asked for advice on how to start writing. They usually say something like “I don’t know how to start” or “I’m not sure what I’d write about” or the dreaded “I’m just not a good writer.” So, to all of you out there dealing with those feels, here are a few thoughts on writing and how to make it a part of your craft.
First, why write at all?
It’s really important before you start anything to know why you’re doing it. Personally, writing is a very selfish act for me. I’m usually struggling with something professionally and writing helps me develop and articulate my thoughts on the topic. Other times, I’m writing from a place of frustration and putting it down is a type of catharsis. Again, getting it out helps me hone my position and voice on things that are important to me.
Unsurprisingly (though I was surprised at
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