Some alternative advice about writing…
Spoiler alert, I’m going to talk about money.
Now that’s out the way, let’s get back to the writing.
People start writing for many different reasons. Some for fame and others for fortune or as a way to make sense of life.
Whatever the reasons you may have for writing. One thing we all have in common is that writing is intimidating.
What do you write about and when?
Do you publish?
What tools do you use?
What platforms are the best to use?
There are so many questions you can ask yourself before you even sit down to write.
Here is the thing though. All that you need, to be able to start writing is inside of you.
If your unsure of the best place to start, pick up a pen and paper. A diary or journal is a great place to start.
It’s a private place to get your thoughts down onto paper. It’s also a great place to start playing around with sentence structure and wording. If you find then that writing is for you, then are plenty of ways to expand.
Whether you decide you want to write a book or share your life and ideas. Then online is a place you will want to be.
Personally, I have a blog and also write on Medium. That gives me the confidence to continue publishing my work.
If you want to write for the public then that’s a big thing to get out of the way. Knowing you will be able to hit the publish button each time is key.
What you write and how often you write? Well, again there is no correct answer here. Except to say that what works for you is best.
The last thing I would say is that with good writing comes editing.
The two tools I use are Hemmingway and Grammarly. Both are free to use.
Hemmingway helps me to keep my writing simple. Grammarly helps me with my spelling and grammar.
Over time both of these tools have helped me to learn and improve.
There are so much advice and self-help out there for us writers. It can all be a bit confusing.
The main thing is to keep going at the pace and with the format that works for you!