Shakespeare undoubtedly admired Chaucer works immensely, for he uses several of Chaucer's poems as sources of his plays. Troilus and Criseyde was the primary source of Troilus and Cressida, and the Parliment of Fowles was a source of Mercutio's "Queen Mab" speech in Romeo and Juliet.
Similarly one may ask, how did Shakespeare become a good writer?
His first printed works were two long poems written in 1593 and 1594. William Shakespeare started writing plays because he realized that he had the potential to be a great playwrighter. He also enjoyed theater and he realized that he could also act in them.
How did Shakespeare begin writing?
It is believed by most people, that Shakespeare started writing his plays in 1590 and his poems in 1592. He was already a great actor and also had a good reputation for his drama skills. Shakespeare's first printed poems where written in 1593 and 1594 and were named "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece."
How did Shakespeare start his career?
No one knows for certain how Shakespeare first started his career in the theatre, although several London players would visit Stratford regularly, and so, sometime between 1585 and 1592, it is probable that young Shakespeare could have been recruited by the Leicester's or Queen's men.