In my company website (www.sageline.com), I said the following:
“Writing is getting started, which is half the battle. The other half is getting finished, which means editing, rewriting, more editing and more rewriting.” William Meisheid
After a little research it appears the first article with this list in it was written by Brian Clark at Copyblogger. The list is:
- Write more.
- Write even more.
- Write even more than that.
- Write when you dont want to.
- Write when you do.
- Write when you have something to say.
- Write when you dont.
- Write every day.
- Keep writing.
In other words, to be a better writer requires writing. Duh! Just like any other skill, it has to be exercised to improve. I would also add one additional requirement: read, read a lot. Reading good writers is a must, just like good ballplayers learn from other good ballplayers what is possible, or good painters study the Masters.