Tons of people today especially aspiring writers are constantly on the lookout for what works as regards the writing craft.
They seek what they should do to become writers. What writing truly entails.
Although I believe it’s easier to be a writer today than it was yesterday, I strongly believe this should not be a big issue.
As long as I am concerned, writing entails only two things.
Sitting down and
Every other thing is secondary and can easily be incorporated along the way with time.
To write you need to first sit. This does not necessarily mean literally sitting down.
It signifies concentration – a pushing away of all distractions.
To write you also need to first think. This thinking is best done when you are free from distractions.
It involves networking ideas. In fact, writing is nothing more than connecting. To create these connections you need to get settled.
These are the reason for which you need sitting down as the first step in your writing.
When you’ve achieved the discipline needed to write by sitting down, you can then begin to write.
As I mentioned earlier all you need to do is to create connections – to network ideas.
After this a session or two of rewriting and your piece is done. You are a writer.
As you have read, the hard part is developing the discipline of sitting down and thinking up connections amongst ideas. Writing flows afterwards.
Now you know what writing truly entails. No, its not joining a writers’ group, studying creative writing or any other thing just developing the discipline and writing.
So, go sit down and write today!
Also published on Medium.