3 ways aspiring writers can work towards becoming published
Life’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Over the years, I have encountered many people who’ve had aspirations of becoming a published writer. They’ve all been at varying stages of accomplishing their goal. Some were in college taking classes towards a journalism degree and others were working a nine to five while trying to find time to fit writing into their schedule. If this sounds like you, its time to do it! You know what you want, now its time to put your goals into action. Here are three ways aspiring writers can work towards becoming published:
1.) Use social media – Join nings or websites dedicated to writers and spend thirty minutes to an hour every week interacting with other writers. Being a part of a community allows you to share your challenges and get feedback from your peers. Use Facebook and Twitter to network with people who are already on their writing journey. Their words will likely encourage you to take the needed steps toward your goal of becoming a published writer.
2.) Join a writing group/or take a writing class – If you have a few hours to spare every week and enjoy the idea of doing something outside of your home, sign up for a writing class at a local college or continuing education program. It’s a great way to harness your creativity, get constructive feedback, and network with other writers.
3.) Start a blog – There’s no better way to get started writing than a blog. Besides it being a great way to grow your target audience, a blog forces you to be creative and think of unique ways of sharing your ideas with your audience every day.
The steps you are taking now as a writer, even if its just perusing websites of other writers is planting the seed and moving you in the direction of becoming a published writer. However, you can’t reach your goal without action. What steps are you taking to reach your writing goals?