on Live Write Thrive:
How do you become a writer?
After thirty years of writing and publishing dozens of books, and sharing more than one million words of instruction via blogging, here’s my easy answer:
Practice. Practice writing. It’s really that simple.
If you wanted to be a gardener, would you just sit at your kitchen table flipping pages in a seed catalog?
Or look at pretty pictures of flowers on Pinterest?
No, you would get into the dirt and dig.
You have to put some muscle into the effort to get those plants in the ground and growing.
Reading about gardening is only going to get you so far.
It’s the same with writing.