When does a person become a writer?
When they have a published magazine article?
When they write a best-selling novel?
When they are known by millions everywhere they go?
A person becomes a writer when they write! It is as simple as that. A plumber plumbs. A salesman sells. A seamstress sews.
And a writer writes.
How do you become better at any craft that you set your mind to doing?
Just do it. And do more of it. And a little more. Practice makes well……
We’re not looking for perfection. We are looking for consistency. Write, and write some more. What books do you like to read and why? Read the works of people who are successful, and seek out the experts. People who know how to write. Writers who are successful.
Learn from the teachers. Be the student again.
You are always on the path of learning–or should be. I am happiest when I am learning something new. Don’t have time? Make yourself up a schedule for each day. Write 3 new things down on your schedule that you want to learn about. If it is writing, learn new things each day about how to do your craft. Be the best at everything you aspire to. The more you practice, the better you will get.
Doctors are practicing medicine.
Lawyers are practicing law.
Writers are practicing writing.
Thousands have gone before you and were successful. What will you do with this one precious life that God gave you?