What makes someone a good writer?

Hello everyone… I know, I know, I know! I went AWOL again. I am very sorry! Let me explain before you all attack me. On Sunday my intention was to make a blog post video summarizing my summer vacation in one minute. I underestimated the amount of time it would take me to complete it to be honest but this time it took me a lot longer to edit this video compared to any of my other videos and my other videos are much longer than this one. I’m not really sure why. I feel like I have forgotten some of my video editing skills somehow, lol. And also due to some technical difficulties I was not able to post on time on Sunday.

Then around late Monday afternoon my throat started to feel a little sore and by Tuesday I had a full blown throat inflammation. So for the past few days I felt like I was just about ready to kick the bucket. This was because I could barely swallow much less eat anything. I still tried though but it was too painful. I had a pretty high fever, my body was aching all over and for some time my head felt like a bobble-head because my neck also hurt and felt like it couldn’t support my big head anymore, lol. So for the past few days I have been mostly reserved to my bed, although I still went to school despite my condition because it was my first week of school after all! I didn’t want to miss any important information since this is also my last year of college as well. So I must be extra attentive now. So as you can imagine it was not a great week for me considering the way I was feeling. Actually, today is the first day since I became sick that I am not in pain and the swelling in my throat has gone down quite considerably. First week back in the Netherlands and I get sick. Arghh!

Anyway… Since today is my Writing Related Fridays I wanted to talk about what exactly makes a good writer? A lot of people believe that you have to be born a writer to be able to write which I do not 100% agree with. Sure, there are very talented writers that were born to be writers and there are writers who were not born to be writers but have amazing ideas and so they practiced and worked hard at it that they later did succeed to become writers. You could say I am one of the latter. I was definitely not born as a writer. I did not really have the innate talent and skill to write. Continue reading