Many people are born with writing talent. However, few are able to develop it enough to get to a level where they can make a living as professionals.
When you first discover your affinity with the written word, it’s usually a pleasant surprise. Anytime we find ourselves good at something, it’s natural to feel some amount of joy and pride because of it. Almost instantly, you become interested in everything that has to do with it. Because of that, you write.
You write to exercise your creative juices. You write to share what you know with as many people as possible. You write to entertain readers who appreciate your ability to play with words. Apart from doing all that, we suggest another one: try writing with the sole goal of developing your technical abilities.
Basic writing ability, unfortunately, is seldom enough to make a real living as a writer. Talent without technical development is tantamount to having a DIY kit without any instructions on how to build it. Chances are, you’ll end up making mistakes left and right, apart from turning out less-than-ideal results.
If you have inklings of becoming a professional in the writing field, then never discount the value of technical skills. Raw talent affords you basic communication, the same way that writing software can help you clean up poor grammar and syntax. The learned and honed skills are what puts everything over the edge.