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A psychological perspective on writing talent

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A psychological perspective on writing talent

Ryan Boudinot’s article about teaching writing has been ruffling a few feathers. There are those who approved of his frank assessment of writing ability (you either got it or you don’t), and those who found it obnoxious. Here’s what it says:

"Either you have a propensity for creative expression or you don't. Some people have more talent than others. That's not to say that someone with minimal talent can't work her ass off and maximize it and write something great, or that a writer born with great talent can't squander it. It's simply that writers are not all born equal." 

Chuck Wendig does not agree. In fact, he’s angry.

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