Writing is like any skill or talent, you never really stop learning or improving. If it’s your passion, then the pursuit of improving your writing is both rewarding and enjoyable – yes, it’s fun to learn how to write better.

There are an abundance of resources for writers. You can take online classes, you can join the RWA and participate in their Romance University. There are books to read and products like AWAI Online’s home study course.

These aren’t the only ways to improve your writing. The following ideas may be a little “outside the box,” but they’re fun.

Read. Enough said, right? Read books in your genre, outside your genre and non-fiction books. Read newspapers, blogs, and magazines. Reading makes you a better writer.

Express yourself creatively in a different craft. Paint, draw, take photographs, or knit a sweater for your dog. (Or your cat but good luck getting a sweater on your cat.) Creativity isn’t limited to writing. When you embrace yourself as a creative individual and an artist, it extends into all areas of your life.

Teach about writing. Start sharing your knowledge with others. It will make you a better writer.

Critique. Find a critique partner or join a critique group. You’ll share ideas and writing styles with many other lovely people.

Journal. Grab a pen or pencil and a lovely notebook and write down your shit. Get it out of your head and onto paper. Then it won’t get in the way. You can journal about ideas, worries, plots, kvetches, you name it. Write it down. I was never a “journaler” until I was challenged to try it. It changed everything. Read about it here – http://juliacameronlive.com/basic-tools/morning-pages/

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Happy writing!