4 Steps to Being the Writer You Want to Be

Don’t complicate it.

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Make the decision

Before the school year ended in 2016, I decided to write full-time. I second-guessed that decision more than once because I didn’t have a step-by-step plan for how I wanted to do it. Like so many times in my life, I made a decision and went with it. I said this to myself then, and I say it to myself now:

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Find your niche

Everything in this world has a space. Or, as some would say, a lane.

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Know your worth in that niche

The answer to that question is yes. Always. And that’s because you are offering you in that space. No one is like you and has the experiences that you have.

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Be it

Of course, you do the work. You work because writing is a craft. Be a master craftsman of your craft of writing. When I was a teacher, I respected and perfected my art. I follow the same principle as a writer.

Former teacher who retired early to pursue a passion for writing. Personal development content writer and fiction author. Dog mom. www.sameenakmughal.com

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