Do you have to be born with a genius for writing? Do you
have to have some crucial chromosomal heritage from brilliant parents? Or maybe
just a happy coincidence of the right mental wiring? If the answer to these
questions is “yes,” then only the protégés among us are going to make it at
this writing game. And the rest of us? Well, we’re just as stuck as all the
disappointed five-foot-twoers missing out on their NBA dreams.
|Do you have to be born a writing genius? Or can you make up for a lack of talent through passion and discipline?|
Talent, I have long told my students, is the assumptions we make about other people’s abilities that keep us from developing our own.
There are many ways to be a writer. You can be like me—self-conscious, a little learning-disabled, with a poor memory for details—and still do some awesome work.
How do you learn to write?
Tell me your opinion: Do you think you have a natural talent for writing?
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Story by K.M. Weiland