How can I become a better writer?


One becomes a better writer measured against his/her writing history by making a writing history.  That is, write until your fingers hurt, your posterior goes flat and your legs get numb.  Read everything.  Labels on bottles – yeah, the small type, too.  Everything on the cereal box.  A broad array of authors in all genres.  Read until your eyes feel sandy.  Until your eyelids collapse.  Until the words appear to have been printed backwards.  Then read some more.

Now, the truth is, writing may be something almost anyone can learn well, but creativity is inside you in the safe.  OPEN the safe and use its contents…!

Guest blog by J. Richard Jacobs