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How much schooling does it take to become an author?
September 24, 2010 11:55AM
As much schooling as it takes to be able to construct an actual sentence, plot a good story, and WRITE WELL.
To write well one doesn't need a Phd. You just have to have a great imagination and a lot of talent, but school does help, and so does writing every day, so that you can get better and better. And you also need the drive and the will to do it, or else you are gonna get no where.
Hey, the dude who wrote eragon was 15!! HE probably didn't go to college.
So basically, there is no specific amount, nothing set in stone that you have to have a masters degree or whatever to write. You just have to write, when you feel ready.
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