So, you want to be a writer? If you’re serious about it, it may be time to invest in your writing.
You may be a brilliant writer, but you don’t know everything. Writing well is more craft than art and when you accept this, it’s easier to get the help you need with your short story, novel, or memoir.
Isn’t It Time To Invest In Your Writing?
One of the best ways to take what you are trying to do seriously is by spending some money on it. By investing cash in yourself, you are taking a business decision about your future.
This is not a bad thing.
- At best, you will learn something you never knew, get direction and inspiration, and find the skills and motivation to finish your book.
- At worst, you will find out that you don’t really want to be a writer.
As Jeff Goins says: “It wasn’t until I invested in my growth that I started to see measurable success with my writing… I do believe the craft of writing is worth whatever resources you have to invest. If you don’t invest in your growth, who will?”
Writers can be notorious for not wanting to spend money on learning how to write. It can become a badge of honour and it can be self-defeating. Imagine if you could be years ahead in your writing career because you’ve invested in yourself.
People will invest money in almost everything else they want to do, but will still resist spending money on a writing course. It’s a bit silly when you think about it.
Taking a course or getting a coach is an essential investment, and online learning makes everything easier for you.
Ways To Invest In Your Writing
The best way to start investing is by attending a course. You can choose a course where you work alone or choose a course with a coach and feedback – like our course, Writers Write – How To Write A Book. It will open your mind, inspire you, give you structure, and help you to take your writing seriously. This is included in our list below.
- Assemble Your Writing Library: Buy books on the craft of writing. Read them, absorb what they have to say, and refer to them when you need to. (We have a variety of writing workbooks in our shop to inspire you.)
- Go To Conferences And Events: If you have the means and opportunity, this is a great way to meet people in the industry and learn from them.
- Take A Course: If you can afford it, buy Writers Write – How To Write A Book. It will teach you everything you need to know about writing creatively. In fact, the techniques can even be applied to blogging and business writing. The best part of this course is the individual feedback and coaching that you get with it. (In total, we have seven paid courses and three free courses at Writers Write. Please explore the options.)
- Get A Coach: If you’ve taken a course and you’re stuck in the middle of a book, get a writing coach.
- Get An Appraisal: If you’ve finished writing a book and you want some feedback, an appraisal is perfect for you.
Treat your writing like an art and a craft. And like all crafts, writing is a skill that needs to be learned. Invest in your writing. Who knows how far it will take you?
by Amanda Patterson
© Amanda Patterson
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