When I decided to do some writing after I retired a few years ago, I started with some online classes through a university. They weren’t expensive and I learned a lot. The feedback on the assignments was beneficial, as was the encouragement that I received. It also helped me become more structured with my writing. One of the first things that I learned was to write–write–write. And that advice was worth all of the money that the classes cost me. Because like the old saying goes, “practice makes perfect.” It doesn’t matter if your writing is good or bad–just write.
Keeping a writing journal was another good piece of advice.Write your thoughts, goals–whatever. And write in the journal everyday, too. Write what your thoughts are, things that you see. It’s your journal, write whatever you want. Then go back and look at what you wrote.