I am here to give you the only foolproof method to become an awesome writer. Following the steps below will ensure that you can sit in a swanky coffee shop, your laptop open in front of you with a hot beverage at hand, without looking like a fraud. Being a writer is the dream – you are employed full-time by your imagination and your creative fire – that’s why you need to take note of the 10 awesome steps on how to become a writer:
Step 1. Google something unrelated – do this for several hours at a time
I may call it research but the rest of the universe seems to call it time-wasting – whatever. Whether it is reading the news, checking out blogs, or watching videos – “research” is a key part of my writing process.
Step 2. Turn the kettle on and wait impatiently for that water to boil
Let’s face it, when you have to wait for something your mind becomes very work-orientated. Suddenly that mental to-do list you had been waving off into the distant parts of your mind become the top priority in the world.
Step 3. Switch on your computer and psyche yourself up for the intense work ahead of you
Again, the “waiting-focuses-the-mind-on-work” theory comes into play, along with the fact that you’re anticipating pure productivity to occur if only that computer would hurry up and start!
Step 4. Brew your tea
This is an important part of the process. Science has yet to prove that hot beverages increase productivity by 500% – but just trust me.
Step 5. Add some milk to your tea
I’d like to say this step is optional, but that would take away the Britishness of it all.
Step 6. Add a spoonful of sugar to your tea
To achieve perfection.
Step 7. Wait for your tea to cool down enough to not scald your tongue
An important part of being a writer is talking to yourself and anyone who would listen to your writing plans, this is why you should pop your cup of tea on your desk and patiently wait for it to become drinkable.
Step 8. Sit in front of your keyboard and complain internally about how hard being a writer is
Just as I am doing now…in my own special way.
Step 9. Write a few paragraphs following a moment of inspiration
Oh that spark of inspiration is invigorating, isn’t it? In an instant your mind is set on productivity fire and you type faster than lightning and you smile to yourself in pride.
Step 10. Feel quite chuffed with your hard work and return to step 1