How to become a better writer in 10 steps

Probably one the greatest pieces of advice about writing that I have ever been given, from my idle and mentor Seth Godin.

How to improve your writing in 10 steps:

Step 1: Write
Step 2: Write
Step 3: Write
Step 4: Write
Step 5: Write
Step 6: Write
Step 7: Write
Step 8: Write
Step 9: Write
Step 10: Write

What did Seth mean by this? I think it’s simple, if you want to get better at something, start doing it.

Matt Cutts, an employee at Google, started a crusade in his life. He tried something new every 30 days. One new venture was to write a book in 30 days. Seems impossible, right? Not if you look at it the way he did. He set a goal to write 50,000 words equaling around 1,666 words a day.

The idea: Getting better at something takes doing it. Don’t wait. Your work may not be great at first. No one will be a Mark Twain first starting out.

Even Matt said “Of course it was an awful book. It was written in 30 days.”

But to become great at something you must start.


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