That’s right. It’s all about practice.

Like most things, the more you do something, the better you are at it!

If you play the piano but haven’t done so for many months, you might find yourself a bit rusty when hit you hit those keys again. It’s the same for a guitarist, harpist or for anyone that plays a musical instrument.

It’s the same with writing. If you haven’t done it for awhile, getting back to writing isn’t going to be so easy.

If you’re just starting off as a writer, then my advise is to keep practising. Write as much as you can because this will inevitably improve your writing. Tap away on the keyboard. Write by hand. Use your journal.

But read as much as you can too both in the genre you’d like to write it but read widely too, to expand your horizons. Reading provides a huge portion of the experience which writers need to write. It’s the input, so that you can create output.

Of course, the other input is life experience. This not only includes what this world has thrown at you but what you hear from others. Stories, gossip, observation, a conversation you overheard. It’s all part of life.

But back to the piano analogy. Reading and life experience is the sheet music which you play to. What you create from it is your own expression.

Yours will be the music of words!