If you watch your gas gauge, then you will not run out of gas.
If you clean your plate, then you can have dessert.
If you listen in class, then you will learn.
It’s really simple, isn’t it?
Writers can use the “if…then” principle, too.
If writers will learn the fundamentals of the craft, then the quality of their writing will improve.
If writers will dedicate time to reading, then they will learn much from published authors.
If writers will join a writing/critique group, then they will find encouragement from fellow writers.
If writers will schedule a block of time for writing every day, then they will become a more disciplined writer.
If writers will make a Thesaurus their best friend, then their writing will become more interesting.
If writers will attend a writing conference, then they will find increased opportunities to network.
If writers will pursue writing with their whole hearts, then one day they will find they have a tangible product:
If not now, then when?