The desire to write grows with writing.
Once I met a professional writer. Having 20+ novels published, she must be quite famous in Indonesia’s fiction writing scene. Our rendezvous point was a book store. After we had sat down on cozy, tiny couches in the corner, she said, “Please don’t ask me how to write. I hate that question.”
I was stunned.
One thing I learn from being a journalist is what I believe every writer and blogger should also learn: Keeping a notebook. At. All. Times.
If you are new to writing, I encourage you to start it by blogging regularly. Just create a free blog on WordPress.com. Great folks from Automattic have shared blogging basics using WordPress. Enjoy! ^.^
I am a firm believer of this ancient Greek saying, “Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.” If you want to master any skill, you have to practice regularly. The more you practice, the faster you master it. If you want to write well, write regularly. Period.
You might have read countless writing tips from books and the internet. Even if you memorize them all, those techniques will be useless if you never do this particular one technique. It is actually the most important technique in learning to write.