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Limitations of personality

Posted by Line Larsen on October 21, 2008

I wonder if I have the potential to write just about anything. Could I compose the most tear-inducing romance novel if I just applied myself and practiced every day? Can I write horror? Or beautiful poetry? Or a great American novel?

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Everyone is a writer…

Posted by Line Larsen on October 16, 2008

Someone said this to me, not too long ago. “Everyone is a writer.” They probably meant to sarcastically point out how many people call themselves writers, without having any obvious talent for it or some sort of education to prove it.

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Teaching myself a lesson

Posted by Line Larsen on September 13, 2008

I’m ambivalent today. My manuscript pulls me in, holds me tight and then pushes me away.

My whole life I have been told by loving family and friends that I have a talent, something I should pursue. A goal I need to work towards.

At the back of my mind, though, I have a nagging thought. You know those people you see during the first round of auditions on Idol? Their crow-like voices, their horrible moves and their amusing persistence. I have laughed at them in the past, but now I feel an odd form of sympathy.

Who will tell you when enough is enough?

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Rambling talent

Posted by Line Larsen on September 2, 2008

When I cannot think anything else good about myself, which unfortunately happens now and again, I say to myself: “You can write, you have a talent.” Not an amazing talent, of course. I still have to develop further. However, writing feels right, all the time. There is no questioning it, I am meant to write.

I am not a spiritual person. I don’t believe in God-given talents or fate. Nevertheless, I like the thought of some sort of purpose, whether you create it yourself or not. My purpose is writing. It is the only thing in my life that I have always wanted to do. It makes me special, it is my voice. Which is why it offended me greatly when an otherwise intelligent person said that talent is just a matter of practice.

So… Everyone and anyone can do it?

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