Goodreads asked Scott Berkun:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Scott Berkun There is a great lie among writing advice. Reading about writing isn't writing anymore than reading about how to play guitar is playing guitar. If you want to write, write every day. If you struggle to sit down to write, even for 20 minutes, every day it means you don't really want to be a writer. If you want to write, write. Write badly, write poorly, but write. It's only through doing a thing that you get better at it. This seems obvious but so many people spend decades thinking about writing, reading about writing, yet never writing and they wonder what the problem is.

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