Here's How to Become a Writer: Step 1: Become a better reader. Step 2: Write Everyday. Step 3: Start a Blog. Step 4: Read the book "Everybody Writes" by Ann Handley. Step 5: Enroll in an Online Writing Course. Step 6: Find a Place to Get Honest Critiques. Step 7: Start Journaling. Step 8: Practice Becoming More Conversational.