Are Writers made or born?

Ah the nature versus nurture question. In my case it was a little of both. It wasn’t that I liked writing. Honestly, I don’t like working…on anything. I prefer relaxing and spending other people’s money. However, that career path is not very clear and they didn’t offer classes in it at college.
I did learn early on that I had a small gift when my seventh grade teacher accused me of plagiarizing a theme for one of my essay assignments. I won a small writing award a few years. When my father said a short story I wrote was publishable and he liked it a lot, I was hooked.
So, in my case, a natural ability that was noticed and encouraged. The unfortunate part, that took me quite a number of years to learn, is that income producing writing (eliminating those top twenty five millionaire writers) produces about ten cents an hour.
As a result, I write and I write, but I make money somewhere else.
Writers can be made or born. It helps a lot more if they are lucky or born wealthy.

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About 3by3 writing method

The author of 12 books, half of them textbooks, two novels and three self help. has struggled with his challenges of completion, distractions, plotting and writers block. Finally after getting stopped I stopped and analyzed what was going on and spent a lot of introspection, research and reading trying to locate the source of these issues. The result of was the 3by3 writing method - a three step program to start and then continue the process of completing a story all the way to publication.
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