who can write?

@maurya83 (923)
India
October 15, 2012 8:12am CST
I was thinking about this from last few days and wanted to post it on mylot..I read some writers' interview in magazines and news-papers and they said on their writing skills like- its natural, it can't be skilled by doing courses and not everyone can write etc..after reading these statements i am really confused about the two things- talent and skill..I think a person who have emotions and brain with experiences of life, who can understand and explain the things and wants to write can write..thats it..and every person have these things(ofcourse at different levels)..have you ever read a novel, story or anything written by a 5-6 years old kid, i haven't yet..because he have not enough experience of life and he can't evenexplain the things he is facing..what do you think..??
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16 responses
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Oct 12
A person who have an experience can possibly write something what's inside their minds. Even those people who don't have experience can write also if they are a wide reader. Of course those who are educated can make it with no doubts. If you are not among of the above mention, would be very difficult.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
21 Oct 12
ok :) there is no limit for experience and knowledge but i can say i have enough experience and i am well educated and a wide reader also..i love reading..Now what you say?? :)
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Oct 12
It means you are over qualified to write and read. You can now star write your own article. If that is the case you can make money also writing article in the other site not only myLot.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
23 Oct 12
:) Thankyou
• Greece
15 Oct 12
If you can talk you can write! If you can tell a good story you can write a novel. Yes there are techniques to learn and grammar to come to grips with but a reasonable education is sufficient. The trick is to know your market. If you do not aspire for a literature award then check out the paperbacks. Read a few, they will inspire you to have a go yourself, and they give guidelines too if you ask for them. Talent is a gift, skill is learnable. At present I am reading classical novels and those writers definitely have talent. I don't aim to compete with them. I have some skills, I have worked on my writing and joined a writing class and gradually those basic skills have improved. It is said that we all have a book inside us waiting to be written. I haven't, but I do enjoy writing short stories and articles. That is enough for me. If you have both talent and skills you will be able to share your life experiences, but check the magazines, find your market and go for it. I wish you every success.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 12
I disagree, there are many people who can talk but are not good at writing. That is why many of them ask others to write to biography. The important thing is the grasp of the language will enable the writing. But it's true some of the skills can be developed but talent definitely helps.
• Greece
16 Oct 12
There is a well known writer of romantical novels in England who simply dictates all her stories and records them as she goes along. No doubt a secretary is responsible for the spelling but she is a talker who is a writer. I said talkers could write and improve their skills. Of course talent has to be there to make the whole process enjoyable to reader and writer, I think that talent reveals itself in story telling to friends initially.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
27 Oct 12
Thankyou for your response Combedaleroad, its very helpful.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
23 Oct 12
Anyone can write, but not everyone can write well - that's the difference. You can learn the nuts and bolts of writing, such as spelling, grammar, sentence construction and how to put an article together, but you do need a talent for using words, and a love of writing. Some people have to work at it, but it comes naturally to others. However, if you don't enjoy writing, it will come across in your work. Writing isn't for everyone.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
27 Oct 12
Thankyou for your response Sandra :)
@micha5088 (555)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 12
Don't be easily confused maurya. Writing is just writing, anyone can do it even if you don't major in journalism. But if you want to become a serious writer then you have to practice, write everyday, write more and more, apply tips given by experienced writers and etc etc. There are indeed a lot of things you need to consider like what type of writing are you good in or are more keen to write about - such as travel, fashion, craft and hobby, technology and etc, the audience you want to target, the type of media platform - newspaper, magazine, internet, blog and etc just to name a few. But I think if you are just starting out, it is better for you to just go ahead - like Nikey motto "Just Do It". Don't worry too much about skill and talent as this will only affect you and can be a source of discouragement for you. Just tap your writing skill and see where your passion will lead you. Happy mylotting.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
21 Oct 12
:)
@riyauro (6428)
• India
16 Oct 12
I think it takes lot of talent to write and skill as well. I can think lot of things and wonderful ideas but if I am not able to put them down in words then it is no use because I am not a good writer. I think to be a writer needs lot of skill and practice of the language you are writing in. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
27 Oct 12
thanks for response.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 12
Anyone can write. However, style of writing determines the fit. So for those who are good in telling stories and make the words describe the visual, then a novel or story book would be great. Those without a creative mind may be more suitable to write about facts (non fiction). Key thing though is a grasp of the language. Next also is your target audience - your style need to fit your audience.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
27 Oct 12
thanks for your response.
@bembzee (769)
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
I must say anyone can write, yes. But a true writer who passionately like writing knows exactly how to interact with the readers. A true writer skilled or not get the best ideas. However their can be many corrections in the proper usage of words in the sentences. Come to think of it, a lawyer is very intellectual person. She was asked to write a biography for a centennial cover and so as the undergraduate woman; yet with two of them, the organizer like the presentation of the under grad. Why? One can be intelligent but she can only be good in her forte. And so as the under grad she can be good in writing but is she good in public speaking?
@maurya83 (923)
• India
27 Oct 12
thankyou for your response..
@pahak627 (4300)
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
For me everyone can write. The only difference is that there are those who are really talented as to make beautiful stories, articles or whatever. I consider myself a writer my only problem is how to attract people to read my articles.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
27 Oct 12
:) thanks for your response. Just keep your writing spirit high, people will definitely read your articles one day..
@Magz1989 (272)
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
Right...writers are those who can see life in a different angle of art. Though some writers are really born with those talents but other are also made especially those who have many experiences that worth sharing. You know if you just convey your emotion properly in words with disguise you can be a writer...(Free style). Conveying emotion to words without distorting the meaning and would not misinterpret others. So, just let your heart shows and love your work......
@maurya83 (923)
• India
27 Oct 12
I agree and you conveyed your point of view beautifully :) Thanks for your response.
@jdalaqui (1074)
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
If we look at the standard of writing, it is really frustrating to many. I myself will not pass the standard of writing especially if the demand is about sales, marketing strategy and the like. Grammar also needs to be excellent and in my case I'm still learning many things about this. But who can write? I think everybody can express their hearts and minds in their very own way. Here in my lot, you can be a writer no matter with audience to read what you penned down.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
27 Oct 12
Thanks for your response.
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
Very much like teaching.. It does not necessitate that given one's intelligence and experience, s/he can effectively teach. Pretty much with writing. Everyone can write. True. But not everyone gets the message across, even though s/he may have written 10 pages of what s/he intends to point out. But like Philly mentioned, you need to have something to grab your readers' attention and something to sustain it as well. It takes proper training and practice and your very own creativity. :) so long as you have that desire to write, you'll work your way through it until you produce a masterpiece. :)
@maurya83 (923)
• India
21 Oct 12
humm...practice makes perfect..
@sjvenden27 (1850)
• United States
16 Oct 12
Yes I have read some of the things that my 6 year old son brings home from school.. Some of it may be natural but a lot of it is condition too.. My sister and I were rasied in the same house but she has a hard time writing a paragraph let along a whole story.. Whereas I can just sit down and write.. As long as my mind is focused.. So talent may have a little bit to do with it too.. When I was 11 or so I could not explain my feelings that great so I was asked to write.. So I have done lots and lots of writing over the years.. I believe everyone can write; it just takes more effort for some in the beginning but then the more you do it the easier the words will just flow.. At least from my point of view writing is no different then riding a bike.. Some can just about jump on a bike and start riding whereas others take a couple years to ride..
@maurya83 (923)
• India
27 Oct 12
Thankyou for your response :)
• India
16 Oct 12
I think experience is the right word used, A person without experience of life and lack of wisdom will not be able to write. To write on something we need to acquire proper knowledge about the topic and use our writing skills to describe the topic.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
27 Oct 12
Thankyou for your response.
@lady1993 (21624)
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
I think writing is a gift.. it can be improved in time and when the person has appropriate education and experience in life. but some people only write from experience, that's natural talent. everyone can write, but not many can write well.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
27 Oct 12
Thankyou for your response.
• United States
15 Oct 12
You can be successful as a writer with pure talent. The ability to tell a story, the ability to think about clever word play, and the ability to grab someone's attention are all natural talents. Proper grammar use, learning how to cite references and the ability to organize your thoughts into the proper structure are skills you need to be taught. The best writers have the best of both worlds, though in today's society some people can get by on talent alone.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
27 Oct 12
Thankyou for your response.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
30 Oct 12
Talent is your aptitude to do something; skill is how well you do it. Everyone has talent for something; when it comes to writing, anyone who can can do type or use a writing instrument can do it. There are many kinds of writing and I could easily prove to you that a 5-6 yr old kid can be a writer. Some kids can tell a story better than an adult.