What recognized qualifications do I need to become a published writer?

I read this post from Jack Eason with great interest. I agree. Reading, writing dedication and enthusiasm is needed in abundance. Also life experience, observational skills and a tendency to be curious helps! It is such hard work and not for the faint-hearted. The reward is the joy of knowing we have created and that is worth more than the meagre royalties!

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This is a long post aimed at all current writers and those waiting in the wings, so please bear with me.

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A couple of days ago while perusing the latest posts on Facebook, I came across one that my friend and fellow writer, Stuart Aken, had found on a question and answer site called Quora (Google it if you want to find it’s location). Along with a couple of others in the game, Stuart and I added our comments to a query put forth by someone, on the subject of which qualifications were needed to be able to become a writer and to break into the publishing world – Click here to read it.

Together with Stuart’s initial comment on Quora, the ones John Yeoman, Karen Wolfe Whitchurch and myself added on Facebook, hopefully helped to back up Stuart’s views, and to quash the ridiculous notion once and…

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