Being a Writer Without a Dregree 

To remember

  • being a writer doesn’t take a degree.
  • to become a good writer = Being able to articulate your thoughts, being able to edit yourself, and avoiding being bias towards subjects in which you are writing.
  • 1. Avoid bias, 2. Use active verbs, 3. Eliminate most adjectives + adverbs, 4. Use concrete detail, 5. Tell a story worth telling, 6. Know your subject.
  • being an expert in something doesn’t necessarily mean your good at it.

C. Jaiter

Over the years people have made it a point to tell me, being a writer doesn’t take a degree. As much as I wanted to believe the words that were perpetually thrown my way; I was having a hard time coming to that conclusion. Growing up it was instilled in me that to become a writer,a good writer that shows promise, I had to have certain things. Being able to articulate your thoughts, being able to edit yourself, and advoiding being bias towards subjects in which you are writing.
I practiced this for so long. My writing whether it was articles, short stories, scripts etc. was getting better with time. A couple years ago when I was seriously contemplating going back to university to finish my bachelors someone I met on a bus from New York told me things that still stick with me. She said, “1. Avoid bias, 2…

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