Many who have succeeded in whatever they did, have to admit that they learnt their lessons from others. The same applies, fortunately , to writing as well. If you want to be a writer have a look at this list put together by Richard Nordquist in About.com.
The Deccan Chronicle of January 22, 2011 carried an article on It Can’t Be You. I am glad it was described as a “must read”.
I must clarify that I am probably the first person from out of India to have a debut novel published from a debut effort in NaNoWriMo. This probably has been done by others abroad.