The first thing to do is to read well. All great writers are great readers too. That gives you an opportunity to look at the world from different perspectives that are acquired from experiences of life by different writers. This will also help you find a style of writing that you prefer and also help you gain knowledge that is invaluable.
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Find your Calling
As a writer, you will need to find your natural calling. Some love to write fiction, other like to write opinions and other still write on sports. Find out what you like to write about and stick to it as your main area of work. Writing on various topics and in varying styles and fields will help you develop an understanding of your preferences.
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Take courses on writing skills if you are still in college or have some extra time available after your day job. This will help you fine tune your skills and you will also understand the shortcoming from the feedback that you will receive from your instructor and the peers.
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Have a Routine
Make a timetable on when you want to read and when you want to write. Make sure that you do not miss your time to write by indulging into other matters. Always keep a pen and a notebook handy should you get an idea and want to free write about it. This can be helpful as you will have a chance to pen down ideas and ponder over them deeper when you are writing.
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Start Your Own Projects
Start your own little projects. Blogs are a way to go in current day and age where you can share your experiences or opinions on any topic online. This will help you gain feedback as well as gain experience on writing. It will also attract others who are interested in similar fields and may as well get you an opportunity to get a job or some sort of consultation work based on your knowledge and writing skills.
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