Wise words to a writer. One of the questions I'm often asked is to give advice to new writers. I'm often tempted to say, like Rodney Dangerfield in the movie Back To School, "Don't do it!" What kind of masochistic person would knowingly bash their brains against a never yielding wall? But then I know whatever I say won't matter because if you are a writer, you will write, no matter what. You can't NOT write. And that should be the only reason anyone pursues the writer's journey.
I believe every single person has a special gift. It's something you're good at and love doing. Follow that to your gold.