Answer: Thank you for writing in to us.In order to be an author you really don’t need a special qualification. What is required is a keen eye for observation. Most successful authors combine heavy doses of every day life situation along with fiction in their writings. A flair for languages, if you are already into writing then it’s a good way to begin and along with it if you take up the arts discipline in your XIIth and after which you can graduate in English. You also have to be very well read, you should have a vast repertoire of books right from classics to philosophies to childrens stories a part of your reading experience . The best way to begin is to make yourself a permanent visitor to your library and read as much as you can. After your graduation in English you can do a course in creative writing to hone your talents further. The best way to begin is to start publishing your writings in your school magazines and then with experience approach other magazines and publications. When you feel confident enough to come on your own, you should plunge into going solo. Nowadays if publishers like your draft which is like a summary for your novel they pay you hefty sums of money and you already become a celebrity. The idea is not give up even if your first few writings may get rejected.
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