Take Five: #3 of 30: Writers in disguise

Take Five
Five-minute reads about writing
Nov. 3 - Nov. 30, 2010

Courtesy: Sasha Soren (Random Magic)
Twitter: @RandomMagicTour

#3 of 30: Writers in disguise

There are people who are born writers, who never get around to writing as a profession. 

But I do think that there are just certain traits that are helpful for a writer, and if you have these traits, then you might actually have talent and not even know you have it! 

For example, if you love reading, and have always loved reading, then you’ve actually already absorbed a lot of information about grammar, spelling, plotting, and so on. 

If you’re naturally observant, or have a vivid imagination, or can tell a good story, or have an eye for detail, or curiosity about people and what makes them tick; if you're open-minded, have an accurate memory, if you daydream a lot -- these are all very useful for a writer.

So, if all of these are true for you, and you walk around with strange ideas drifting in and out of your head at the most random moments, well, then, I hate to tell you, but you might be a writer in disguise.

From author interview with Sasha Soren.
Interviewer: Well-Read Reviews (@wellreadreviews)

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