Mini-mini-mini Lecture 1:  Starting

Rather than be obsessed with being a writer, and carrying that moniker, I suggest you ‘be’ writing itself.  Know yourself and be known to others as the act of writing.  That you’re demonstrative of discipline, learnedness, that you take yourself and your art seriously.  Of course, you could start with writing about what you know, but that’s starting too easy.  Write about the moment you’re in.  Right now, what’s around you, what it’s teaching, what you see the moment and your surroundings embodying beyond just the topic of you.  Start your writing life with such a challenge, to strengthen yourself and test your idea of living a writer from breath 1.