Want to be a Better Writer? Trust Your Reader.

So, you want to be a better writer. Every writer does, right? Even bestselling authors can be dissatisfied with their writing skills and want to be better writers. If we have the right mindset, we’ll constantly work to improve some aspects of our writing craft and grow better at it. I thought I was a […]

The Best Books I’ve Read on the Writing Life

There comes a time in every aspiring writer’s life that they decide they want to learn writing from the best writers out there. And that means reading books on writing by successful and well-loved authors. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to choose from. It seems that nearly every successful and established writer has written […]

(Re)Write What You Know – A Twist on Writer’s Advice

A common bit of writing advice that you will find if you read books on writing or attend a writer’s conference is this: Write what you know. I’m not refuting that bit of advice in this post, but I do want to offer a little twist on the main idea. First of all, let’s discuss […]

13 Tips on How to Become a Better Writer

Here is the shortlist on ways to grow into a better writer:
Read Widely
Read Deeply
Conduct Research
Seek a Writing Community
Interact with “Better Writers”
Teach Someone Else about Writing
Don’t Stop at the First Draft
Give Your Writing Time to Grow
Get an Editor to Improve in Your Writing
Don’t Completely Rely on an Editor to “Fix” Poor Writing
Educate Yourself about the Craft of Writing
Find Your Writing Rhythms
Have Fun Writing!