Growing up I was frequently told I 'wasn't much of a writer'. I was determined that one day I would be a writer, in some capacity or another and 10 years later, my blog is quickly narrowing in on 50,000 views. Writing certainly doesn't come naturally to all but like most skills, it can be taught, learned, practiced, and perhaps even perfected. If you’ve dreamt of starting a blog, writing a book, or having your thoughts published don’t allow the challenge of learning to write to dissuade you from fulfilling that dream.
Learning to write did not come easily to me. Being mildly dyslexic, even learning to read others writing was a challenge for me. I loved the written word from a young age and I wrote diligently in my journal for years before I gained the confidence to share my writing with others. By college I was finally given positive feedback by teachers who believed that I had the skills needed to become a writer, if only I would hone them.
Many of you have probably faced this same dilemma. You’re ready to write something worthy of being read, but your skill set and confidence aren’t where they need to be. If so, consider getting writing tutor. Online tutoring is a popular way for busy writers to get the help we need to grow our skill set without going back to school. Make time for what is important to you and be willing to put the time and effort into developing your skills.