Too Many Writers

“There is no shortage of people who can, with a little encouragement, write. There are lots of skilled craftspeople. Even more say they want to write, and many of those find their way into university courses, adult education or privately run seminars on the novel, genre, short story and importance of plot. But desire and training don’t equal genius or that je ne sais quoi that allows a writer to connect, to slip refractive glasses over a reader’s eyes, to say, ‘see this’.”