What it takes to be an awesome writer :)

AwesomeWriterby Maria Cox

Here’s a list of twenty things one should do to become an awesome writer. Just sharing good information!


  1. Become an active blogger.
  2. Use self-imposed word count per hour, or per day.
  3. Accept all forms of criticism; learn to grow from it.
  4. Edit, edit, and edit again.
  5. Live passionately!
  6. Write without distractions (and yes, that means no Internet).
  7. Listen to how people talk.
  8. Read lots of books, the good and the bad.
  9. Avoid passive voice.
  10. Limit use of adjectives and adverbs.
  11. Make writing a priority.
  12. Keep squeezing words out even if you feel uninspired.
  13. Tell everyone: “I’m a writer.”
  14. Recognize your fears and overcome them.
  15. Join a critique group.
  16. Break free of your comfort zone.
  17. Deconstruct and analyze books and articles you enjoy reading.
  18. Socialize with other writers.
  19. Stretch or exercise in between writing.
  20. Take risks – don’t be afraid to shock!

Thank you to Mary Jaksch for the inspiration!

Until next time!


3 thoughts on “What it takes to be an awesome writer :)

  1. Thanks, Maria. It is always good to be reminded of what it takes. I love #3. People can be harsh in their feedback but usually there is a kernel of truth in there somewhere – if only from their perspective.


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