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What Qualifications Do You Need To Be An Author?

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There are no qualifications needed to be an author, just a good imagination! You may benefit from having a qualification in English Language or Literature. To be an author, you must be a reader.

It is impossible to be an author without having read a single book, as books are mainly from where authors gain their inspiration. You must have a love of stories. Not just reading them, but writing them too.

You can take creative writing courses to help you improve your writing style or to help you gain experience of writing for different genres and audiences, but this is not necessary. If you don't wish to take a creative writing course, then there are plenty of books that you can read to help you gain knowledge of the publishing world.

The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook is a very useful book, as it contains contacts details of publishers and literary agents as well as article from successful authors.
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A passion for writing and imagination. If not there is no good reason to be an author.
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You need to be patient , as you wont be a success straight away!!! Good luck.
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I think you need an imagination and something to do with ICT and Art for when you do the illustrations!!!!

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