Does one require formal training to become an author? What programs are available for people wanting to pursue a career on being an author?
My own publisher told me that everyone has to take that first step and that even authors like Ernest Hemingway had to begin by just taking that first step.
A weight lifter cannot bench press a 600 lb. bar on day one....he begins with a small lift, 20 pounds and builds from there, so it is with writing.