This post originally appeared on my Patreon.
Disclaimer: Despite having become a writer, I’m still not sure I know how to become a writer.
That said, here’s the stuff I did that, in hindsight, was the most helpful in getting me to the point where my first book is a Real Thing That Exists in the World, my second book is well over halfway written, and I have lost count of the number of non-book things I have published and where I have published them.
1. Read obsessively.
Forget reading like it’s your job: Read like it’s the only thing standing between you and the gaping abyss of death.