Someone recently asked me what pieces of advice I would give to a person who is considering becoming a writer. My first thought was that you do not become a writer, you either are one or you aren’t and inside, you know the answer to that already.
I put together this list of considerations that I think would help a person who is just starting out:
1) Have at least one lie or one truth or one song inside you. If you have a lie, write fiction. If you have a truth, write non-fiction. If you have a song, write poetry.
2) Have a good word processing program and an internet connection. (more…)