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What does it take to become a writer?

Many times I want to write, but always end up a mess. What do you need to be a writer? Persistence, unique views?


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now i have got it ,to become a writer ,we need a certian words every day .and we do as much as reading as we can
i think that is the two most important things

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  • Oct 19 2012: Always keep a notepad and pen ready. Whenever you come across an idea, make a short note of it using key words that come to your mind. Then whenever you have time/inclination/inspiration and sitting alone, meditate on the idea, and develop the key words into meaningful phrases and finally sentences. Then connect various ideas together.
    If you want to be a fiction writer, make notes on short episodes, observations and imaginative bits and then build a larger picture.
    Another technique is to start with a key concept and meditate on what it really means in relation to its family of related concepts.
    Plato's entire work is based upon Socrates asking key questions like :what is Justice?

    Finally you have to build up inspiration by trying and experimenting.

    "The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine".....Robert Bresson

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