I have already, clearly, answer the question of how to “become” a writer as that’s easy: You bleed. I do it daily — I’m an expert one might say.
But a chance encounter with another Indie Hacker gave me pause to consider the actual “how” of my growth as a writer over nearly 20 years.
And, after a moment, it hit me: I just read and then copied great writers.
I have more than likely written more, elsewhere, but, you get the point.
I simply read the greats, study their use of language to drive a point and then practice the workflow that I’ve devised from the patterns that I’ve observed.
After many years and many intentional investments I can now mimic writers on-demand — if I’ve studied them, of course.
This isn’t rocket science; it’s deliberate practice over a long period of time. And, to be honest, I’m not sure of any other “strategy” or “workflow” that works better than this.
Now, to the question of whether my writing is “good” or not…