People who want to be writers should "get a proper job first", author Nury Vittachi says in an interview in icubed, a teen-oriented site which you can find at www.icubed.us .
"I'm not joking," he adds. "You need financial security to keep you going until you make it big. So do something which gives you security--be a journalist or a teacher or an accountant or anything. Then write on the side until you make it big."