21 or 22 Yet Even More Amazing Tips to Be a Better Writer

My 12 year old daughter is afraid to talk to me because I might write it. My sister doesn’t speak to me. My mom doesn’t speak to me. I suspect even Claudia is afraid of what she says to me.

When I was seven years old I plagiarized word for word stories from science fiction magazines so my teachers would think I was smart.

When I was 22 years old I thought girls would like me if I wrote a novel. I spent so much time writing that I was thrown out of graduate school.

My first published book caused me to get fired when my boss thought I stole all his ideas.

My sister wrote me, “you’re a horrible person”.

But I still want people to like me.

Tip #1: NOBODY IS AN ADVANCED WRITER. Everyone needs to improve. I’ve written 13 books. Some bestsellers. I write every day. I’ve written for newspapers, books, blogs, TV and t-shirts.

It’s a cliche but the more I write, the further I am from thinking I know how to write or anything at all about writing. So this list is really just for me.

21 or 22 Yet Even More Amazing Tips to Be a Better Writer


Rick Duris is CopyRanger.

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