Reading snippets from all the graduation speeches passing out advice to future leaders, future followers, future whatevers, I thought I’d address aspiring writers with my two cents worth. First off, I suppose, is to read everything. Don’t like to read? Don’t write.
Learn to live cheaply. Learn how to cook, to sew, to take care of yourself. Shop in used clothing stores. Do without a car. Use your own body to get around, to do things. You’ll spend quite enough time sitting on your ass developing back trouble and hemmoroids.
Fall in love. Trust. Be trustworthy.
Write. Write some more.