This is a site I contribute too and well worth visiting.
Everything can be learnt.
That is true, and it is not true.
When we meet at Renegades much of what we discuss are the technical issues in our writing. As we read aloud we can gauge, through the reactions of a fine group of people, whether we have made people laugh at the right (or wrong) place; made our points clearly or lost everyone in the mire; driven a plot in the right direction or sent people on a pointless journey, and so on and so forth.
These aspects of writing are things we can learn through attending the writing group, by reading books and blogs, attending workshops and courses. What is much harder is that unknown element which makes our writing not just words on a page but something memorable. I will call it spirituality; one could also call it genius, vision, any number of words – it is…
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