Notes from An Alien

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The Very Best Way To Learn To Be A Writer?


I’ll answer the question in that title up there at the end of the post

On the way to answering it, I’ll give you a few ways to tap into what this blog has said about the issue in its nearly three years of publication.

First, is to scroll down the left side-bar to Top Tags and click on writing advice <— or, click that link :-)

The next way would be to look toward the top right of this blog and find the search box—then, type in the words “how to write<— or, click that link—or, put some other phrase in the search box that more nearly describes what you want to know

If you’d like to hear from an archetypical aspiring writer who’s reaching out for help, try this particular post:

Letter from A Neglected Writer

Or, if you’d like my opinion on books about how to write, try this post:

Learning How To Be An Author Means Much More Than Reading About How To Write

And, even though I feel there’s much more to learning to write than reading about how to learn to write, my Best Friend gave me a link to a great place to find books on the subject—as of this writing, 139 books:

Poets & Writers Best Books for Writers

So, my answer to the question in the title of this post?

Go ahead and read a few books about writing—read as many as it takes to get tired of reading about how to write.

Then, write—then, write—then, write

And, while doing all that writing, read some of the best writers you can find—but, don’t read what they said about how to write—read their novels or short stories or poetry

And, finally, write
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2 responses to “The Very Best Way To Learn To Be A Writer?

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