Michael J. Mitchell
It's trite, but the answer is to write. Never in the history of humankind has hen been a better opportunity for anyone to put words on a medium; paper, digitial, audio, video. And never has it been easier to share that work with others. It is still a lot of hard work, and the dense forest you have to break through just to get to the steep mountain you have to climb is intimidating, but the sun-filled vistas can come to everyone that tries. Along the way, there are more mentors willing to help than ever before. There are no gatekeepers. The indie author world is mostly good people all willing to lend a hand. Start with listening to a pod cast while you chew on that first story--try http://rockingselfpublishing.com/. Before you know it, you will be an indie author.