Are writers born or made?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some are born, some are made.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    made

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      born

      Duality of woman.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    born

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Both, singular and plural.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the question presupposes that, one, these two are mutually exclusive, and that two, this question's given answer is an accurate way of viewing writers. addressing my first point, it is possible that someone could have some intractable characteristics about them that makes them a good writer, but this does not matter if they are never taught to write due to some invidious circumstances. It is also possible that someone could spend their entire life writing, but lack the characteristics that are seen in great writers. Their "essence" simply isn't imbued with those abstract sensibilities. That is okay however, everyone isn't meant to do everything. What we can take away from this is that both parts are important in creating the greatest of art. Furthermore, it's important to be circumspect about such truisms since you could be missing out on great literature by viewing the world through such unquestioned simplicity.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is a made writer. I can tell.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is a made moron. I can tell

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's simply not true—I was born one.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I was trying to give you some benefit of the doubt

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are a woman.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I respect the effortpost but frick me anon a simple "bit of both" would have sufficed perfectly fine.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Both. To be great at anything you need natural talent and all the studying in the world won't move you past an unimpressive ceiling. That said, you also need something interesting to say to write anything of value which seems to largely depend on experience.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Writing talent is like genetics in bodybuilding or really talent of any sort
    You need to have it in you but you also need to pull it out

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Considering how most stories and books are edited, rewritten and corrected by author at some time during its development, so maybe you can say that it was made.
    But not everyone can composes prose like joyce, or capture the nature essence in a poetry like frost, so its fair to say that they're born with that talents
    Thus making the answer: books are made and writers are born

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hmm I would say made, just because most skills take time to write. Sure you could maybe be gifted but you still have to grind to get gud.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Great writers will have an inherent affinity for writing that other people do not. Believing that just anyone can be a great writer is cope.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The best writers tend to be of two types. You have the Nabokovs and Faulkners who are honestly pretty normal people aside from the immense literary talent, and then you have guys like Burroughs, Dostevsky, and Salinger who are clearly fricked up in the head and write cause they've got something they need to sort out.

    Generally, they all pretty much knew they had considerable literary talent by before they were thirty, and many of them began writing because they literally needed money and didn't want to work some shitty fricking job.

    So I guess the difference between them and everyone else is they literally put their money where their (metaphorical) mouth was, and started publishing. They were confident enough in their skills to risk it, and I'm going to totally level with you, very few of them started writing with real literary ambitions. Instead, what binds them is a practical confidence in their ability to write, and a deep and abiding interest in past authors.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So to answer your question, I think if you suck at crafting a decent sentence worthy of literature, that's not a talent you're going to be able to find. However, if you have a knack for expressing yourself with the written word, and more importantly, you PICK SOMETHING UP when you read past authors and start gaining more technique and richness, try emulating them and finding that it amplifies your own prose, then you might have a future.

      But writers generally know they've got some talent, and while they nurse those questions of legacy and import surely, they also keep their feet on the ground. Dostevsky in particular was notorious for procrastinating and then writing to stave off gambling debts.

      I think the ability to write with rhythm is inborn, an ear for what sounds good and what sounds shit. But the ability to amplify this talent by accruing more methods of communicating your soul, and skillfully weaving them together into a unique texture over a novel, that's what makes a great writer.

      Everyone sucks Cormac McCarthy's wiener for his prose in Blood Meridian... but he learned a lot of those arcane and recondite words by reading letters left behind from souls of the time. The Bible, Faulkner, and the people who peopled that untamed West.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Name one writer that was never born.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      God, the author of the Bible

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        .

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Please let this be a troony, I love that face too god damn much to not humiliate it with a brutal dicking down.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Please let this be a troony, I love that face too god damn much to not humiliate it with a brutal dicking down.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I accidently read
    >are writers born or male.
    Well, they're male... i mean made.

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