Today's poster says what I have written here over and over again, maybe in different words but meaning the same. I truly believe there is never a point where we stop learning. As writers, we can continue to grow no matter how many years we have been pursuing this craft.
Of course, beginners have lots of room to grow and become better writers, but the old pros can do so, as well. Have you ever heard that your first book is just a practice gig and should never see the light of day? It's been said many a time, but don't tell that to the writers who publish their very first novel. They've done it, but it's quite possible that their second and third book will be better than the first.
Can we learn better grammar as we continue to write? Better word usage? How to cut unnecessary words? Clarity Emotion? and more? Of course, we can. Knowledge is never a full cup. There is always room for a bit more.
What do you need to do to continue to grow as a writer?
- Read about writing
- Read other writers' work
- Attend conferences and workshops on writing
- Write on a daily basis
- Increase vocabulary
- Submit and get feedback from editors (hopefully)
- Join a critique group