While there can be no substitute for actual experience, it is good to get perspective on the different issues which you are bound to face when you wish to become a writer. Thanks to Jon Winokur for putting together an amazing list of “Writerly Wisdom Through The Ages”.
The beauty of this collection is that it covers a wide variety of topics. I recommend it be savoured at leisure. It’s not an item of fast food that you gulp down and run. It needs to be read at leisure when you dip into this collection from time to time , like when for example, you feel the need to be inspired.
This has been very insightful to me and I hope it will help other writers and prospective writers overcome the fears in their minds.