How can you become an author and what does it take to be one?
To start off this research round, I decided to look into the basics with given links. Which then made me realize, that there’s a whole lot of categories for “Writing”. There are many different types of writer, some being: novelists, poets, script writers, editors, journalists, etc. So, which one is the right one to look into? Well for me, I’m probably going to take the direction of a novelist, so I’ll mainly be keeping that one as the main focus, though others may be mentioned so it isn’t brief. (More towards the 3rd round, as stated in previous post) (1) https://www.thebalancesmb.com/college-writing-majors-1360278
From the looks of most sites I’ve checked, the reccomended path is getting some form of degree in Fine Arts/Arts and English. These are what will give you more options as you get older, and open doorways for different kinds of opportunities. It is reccomended to build up a portfolio of your work, if you plan to have an agent look at it. From what I’ve read on the website, it seems that going towards the master’s degrees are mainly towards people who want to write for medical/science research, which of course would require professional addressing. Writers need basic skills of course, grammar, spelling, word usage, etc. Those can be developed through their own practice and schooling. These skills can then branch off into other abilities that you’ll need for storytelling, such as plot development, story contstruction, character development, and more. (2) https://www.theartcareerproject.com/become/novelist/
Besides just school education, a writer needs to enhance their skills in their own spare time too. The way a writer can do so is by writing during their free time, planning their stories and characters, and thinking of new ideas. Some people think of new ideas off the top of their head, while others take inspiration from other written works, even just wandering around the house can suddenly spark a new idea. Those are more on the fun side though. A writer is also responsible for researching about what they’re creating. Some stories take place in already existing places, and having a decent understanding of the place could just help you connect with your audience. (3) https://writingcooperative.com/so-you-want-to-be-a-fiction-writer-52c546014d92