THREE STEPS TO BEING A WRITER
First: WRITE!! Whenever an inspired thought comes into your mind - even when waking from a dream - write it down. When you hear or read a cleaver remark someone made, write it down, etc.
Second: BE ORGANIZED!! Keep separate file folders on everything you plan on writing about i.e. descriptions of people, descriptions of places, descriptions of events, etc.
Third: BELIEVE your writing is a "symbolic child" You must love it, nurture it, and commit yourself to it.
YOU CAN DO IT... I KNOW YOU CAN!