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How To Become a Writer And Make a Living With Your Words

Ayodeji Awosika
29 min readJul 28, 2021


Lots of people want to learn how to become a writer. And there’s a ton of information online that will show you the step-by-step methods to do it.

This post is no different, except that it’s going to talk about a critical element that gets missed by pretty much all of the articles that talk about not just how to become a writer but become a better writer.

What’s that critical element? Mindset. If you don’t come into the writing game with the right type of thinking, it’s going to be hard to succeed. All the steps in the world aren’t going to help you if you don’t have the motivation, will, and discipline to actually complete them.

See, I’m not one of these writing gurus who’s going to make the process seem like it’s all sunshine and roses. If you want to become a writer, it’s a process that’s going to push you mentally. Also, you’re going to have to make sacrifices in the process.

So before you get to the steps themselves, ask yourself, are you willing to pay the price? The rewards are plenty. I’ve made nearly half a million dollars from writing alone. My words have been read by millions of people across the world. I’ve published three books with hundreds of positive reviews for each.

But, it took me years to reach this point. Not only that but there were many times in the process I wanted to give up altogether. How’d I make it to the finish line? By being willing to make the sacrifices I’m about to share with you.

So, first, I’m going to talk about the basics of how to become a writer. Next, I’m going to talk about the mindset you need to become a better writer. Last, I’ll give you even more tips on how to get better at writing over time to the point you have a refined voice and an audience who loves your work.

Step 1: Become a Blogger (Even if You Don’t Want to be)

This is my bias speaking here. I can only teach what I know.

But even if you eventually want to write more esoteric, flowery, philosophical stuff, you should become a regular ol’ blogger first.


Because blogging teaches you skills most people with ‘Hemingway Syndrome’ lack:



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