Posts from the ‘Writing’ Category

  • Writing Talent and the Dirty Little Secret of the Natural-Born Writer

    January 6th, 2012 | Writing Talent | journalpulp | 12 Comments

    There’s a dirty little secret about writing talent which editors and publishers don’t usually speak of, but which I’d like to share. That dirty little secret is this: Writing talent doesn’t really exist. As a matter of fact, there’s no such thing as innate writing talent, and the most important trait a writer can possess […]

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  • Can One Learn To Write?

    Can One Learn To Write?

    October 27th, 2011 | Writing | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    There is among writers predominantly, though not exclusively, a rather absurd notion that you’re either a writer or you’re not, and that if you’re not, you’ll never be able to learn how. The notion is not only false: it’s dangerously false. Writing is like any other skill, only more so. In fact, so-called talent is […]

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