I’ve been discussing this one badly written story with my editor, and it got me thinking:
I wonder if the most mediocre of writers can become a great, laudable writer with enough determination? And I mean a writer with no spark, no redeeming qualities, to her/his writing or plotline. There is a saying: “Where there is a will, there is a way.” But is such a proverb relevant to a writer? Indeed, a young writer will write better as the years go by. There needs to be that will to improve, for only then will one’s writing mature. But this isn’t what I’m talking about. I guess I’m being a bit confusing here, but, do you beleive that good writers have this creativity, this spark, that enables them to write something great with enough practice and effort? And that some people who enjoy writing, lack the said qualities, so that no matter how hard they try to write something good, they never will. In other words, do you think bad writers are doomed to be bad writers?