I'm a professional truck driver and I have an active blog in which I post articles here and there. I took an interest in writing a few years back and purchased a program a few years back, but never followed through with it. I have finally got serious and made a decision to pursue writing with the goal of becoming an author. I have bought some inexpensive writing courses and in the process of self-teaching myself. I recently stumbled across a couple of self-publishing online platform promising that one will have a best-seller or at least their book published within 90 days or less following their methods and coaching to the tune of $$$. Said that I don't need a writing course. Do some mind mapping, get an outline, write 3 chapters per section etc.. On the other hand, I feel there is so much to learn that I need to start from the basics and work on my grammar, learn how to write well and more before I would even consider writing a book. I believe and am willing to give one year to just learning as much as I can, practice daily writing, honing my writing skills before I go to writing a book. I am looking to start with non-fiction and try fiction later. I would greatly appreciate any advice of what would be a better path. Glad to be here as the old saying goes " No Man Is An Island" Thnx and Good Day!