I think it's a fairly even mix. No doubt there will be some people that do just have it naturally and others that have to work hard at it to be as good. I can't say their one or the other but I'm willing to bet most are a bit of both. I think a lot of people do have a bit of natural talent but still have to work as well. I think I'm like that. I think I was gifted with pretty good writing skills but it's still something I have to work at. 1. I came up with this analogy once, which is fabulous if I do say so myself. On that line of thought, have you ever written fanfiction? What do you think of it? Can you come up with a better analogy? I tried writing fanfiction once when I was around thirteen. It was an epic fail and something I will never try again. I find I hate most fanfiction anyways. It's cool if that's what people like to write, but for me personally it is just not my thing at all. 2. What feelings are aroused when you read back on your older pieces? Or the earlier pages of your current work? (Lets hope it isn't 'absolute self-loathing') Well the whole story is only forty pages so far. The entire story is the earlier pages. So when I look back on it, I'm thinking, hm this is pretty good, could use a bit of editing but overall not bad. There's potential in there somewhere. 3. Be honest. Have you ever wished that your writing would attain some level of fame? I get a little preachy about fame and natural love for writing, but truth is, I really do want others to love my work too...you? Of course. Perhaps not to the level of being famous, like too much attention makes me nervous. But I would be pleased with a fan base regardless how little. Sure I write for myself but that doesn't mean I don't want to share my work with other people that might love it as much as I do. 4. Who is a person/type of person that you would hold in complete and utter contempt and not feel guilty in the least about it? No one. I can't hold contempt for anyone without feeling guilty, even when I really wish I could. 5. What genre do you TEND to write in, and why? What is it about this Genre that attracts you?(Any other writers who tilt towards comedy...?) I don't tend to write in any one genre. Each genre I've ever written is different. My favorites are fantasy and mystery. 6. Vincent, the prince/boss of some organisation/family or other is coming home, after a long, 3 year battle of some sort to confess his love to a childhood friend of his, named Serah. Write me a scene to show how you'd handle this situation in your writing style. O.O I don't do love scenes. 7. Have you ever fallen in love with a fictional character? Nope. I have admired characters or looked up to characters, found them attractive, etc. But I don't think I've gone so far to say I've fallen in love with a fictional character.