I’m often asked how to become a writer so I’m sharing some off the cuff advice. Whether you’re a new beginner or you’ve scribbled since childhood, you’ve gained a few bylines, and now you’re serious about writing but no one else cares. It’s vital to establish yourself as a writer in both self and community image and it’s not as difficult as it seems.

I’m often asked how to become a writer so I’m sharing some off the cuff advice.  Whether you’re a new beginner or you’ve scribbled since childhood, you’ve gained a few bylines, and now you’re serious about writing but no one else cares. It’s vital to establish yourself as a writer in both self and community image and it’s not as difficult as it seems.
First, believe that you’re a writer. Whether you’re writing full time or writing when you can, it’s important to believe in yourself. Remember that a writer writes so do so as often as possible. Set up a daily time for writing and set goals. Try to write a specific number of words or pages per day or each week. Don’t stop with just writing ñ submit your work. The more credits you gain, the more solid your foundation as a writer becomes.

Read the complete story in the Feb. 1 print edition of the Neosho Daily News.