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When I quit my job in April the only thing I knew for sure was that this was the best chance I was going to have at finally becoming a writer. While I was certainly willing, I didn’t have a clue about what I might write. Every ounce of creativity had been sucked out of my brain.
Now seven months later I am sharing my three baby steps to finally becoming a writer with you:
- Learn something new – When there is no creative juice left in your tank, learn something new. In this day and age, there is nothing stopping you from learning new things. Google it and get started. Udemy is an awesome resource – I have taken a number of their online classes – Snapseed for iPhone photo editing, Web Development, Master Photography to name a few. Once you take a class with them you will receive notices of when they are offering their classes for just $10.00 each…this is a great deal! I have also taken and recommend, BestSeller in a Weekend and Daniela Uslan’s Have your Cupcake blogging classes.
- Find your people – Go to a conference, join or start a Meetup group, seek out Facebook groups in your areas of interest. Network with others as much as possible so you know you are not alone in your endeavors. This is the perfect time to search out 2016 conferences that will be of help to you, get them on your calendar!
- And most importantly, just do it…write everyday. Whether it be journaling, in a blog or by starting that novel, just do it a bit everyday. This website is a great tool to get you started, 750 Words. If you do nothing else, at least start here!
Pretty simple right? Here is a bit more on what my path has looked like.