Anyone can be a writer. We all have something to say. For some, writing groups or programs are helpful, for others, like myself, writing is a solitary pursuit. One of the best ways to learn how to write is to read. As the saying goes, "Good reading makes for good writing." It is amazing how you can absorb from reading good books. Read, and read some more, and then write, and keep writing. Reach out to other writers for support and encouragement.