The list of things you need to do to become a great writer is a long one.
So long in fact, most people never make it to the end of that list.
This is why most people suck at writing.
They simply give up.
Sure, the new ones are always thrilled — corybantic some may say — as they sharpen their pencils in eager expectation of jumping into those adorable writing exercises such as “Write like you talk” or “Write yourself silly!”
Then there are the entry-level axioms that culminate in “Give yourself permission to write,” a commandment that Trendall Jynweythk, professor of liberation theology at Arizona University, claims originated in a conversation between Jesus and John when the apostle was battling writer’s block after some really bad dreams.
It is all quite overwhelming advice to you, virgin writer, what with your bubbling, flooding, and exploding energy.
You just need to sit down and write!