3 Strategies to Being a Great Writer

Someone once said, “If you write, you are a writer .” I guess this makes sense; but, it does not mean you are a good or great writer.

So how do you become a great writer? I would suggest three strategies:


Read everything and anything. Read a variety. The more you read, the better you will write. Guy Thornbury-Phillips suggests 5 books to read and reread as examples from great writers. https://link.medium.com/b0y18FOOM9

Dr, Seuss – one 5 to read and reread


Practice, Practice, Practice! Practice makes perfect as the saying goes. The more you write the better you will be.


Make time to write. Make it a routine. Ernest Hemingway, as do all successful writers, strictly adhered to this practice. He would not deviate. Linda Caroll argues for including it in your morning routine before the interruptions get in the way. https://link.medium.com/mlo6XuBAN9

There are many excellent articles, books and advice on writing. Whether you write a letter to the editor or a blog or an award-winning best seller, these are the three that I find most important and try to follow. Do I stumble, absolutely; but I keep trying, which is strategy 2 – I Write.

What would you advise is strategy 4?