One reason for that, methinks, is that they’re using whatever life experience they’ve had until then as inspiration. Writers who seem to be “naturally gifted" are nothing more than “grafters” who chisel away at drafts until they’re left with the better draft.

Great post. 😊

London-based, Cuban writer. Author of “Cuban, Immigrant, and Londoner”, to be published by Austin Macauley. Has written for The Guardian and Prospect.