Are we born writers or not?
In my novels one of my characters explains the reasons why a soul is born into our world with a memory of a talent. My own writing skill grew over many years of practicing, and it’s still improving all the time. The content of my novels came from personal experiences and a lot of research on esoteric and metaphysical sciences.
The first character that came to me as a story teller was Liesbeth, who is also known as Tulanda in my later novels. She is a walk-in. Her story was born in 1995 and flowed as if I was on a river raft adventure.
Why was my first character a walk-in?
When I started my attempt at creative writing, it felt as if someone else was taking control of my hands and fingers on the keyboard! Please read on ….
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5 thoughts on “Is writing a novel a learned skill?”
I think many writers know they have a calling from a very young age even if they don’t pursue it right away. However, writers can also be born through inspiration.
One shared trait is that writers cannot *not* write. I wrote several books and then set them aside for ten years, but every day it pained me that I was not writing.
I know that feeling. It has become an addiction for me to write something every day!
Thank you for the share! Best of luck to you!
Just been to your blog and liked it. I love the timeline image on your Facebook!
Thank you Rachael. Only saw your comment now.