It isn’t enough to merely love reading and writing to become a good story teller and a published author. Writers, like all creatives have to continuously hone their skill and craft. Practice may not make perfect, but it’ll at least get you closer to a good product: a readable, well told and intriguing story which people will want to read and recommend to others.
When I first set out to write fiction seriously I took another author’s advice: I joined Romance Writers of America (www.rwa.org). It was one of t
he best things I ever did. As an active member it helped me enormously to learn about the craft and techniques and other nuances of writing fiction. In addition to having a growing membership of over 10,000,