Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Writing: Talent vs Grit


Previously, we shared in a post that being a gritty writer may be more important than being a talented writer, because, as Duckworth spelled out in Grit:

talent x effort = skill 
skill x effort = achievement 
Thus, without effort, one's talent may not (fully) develop. And like the writer Gordon Lish reportedly said:
[...] talent [without effort] is quite irrelevant. I see instead perseverance, application [...] will, will, will, desire, desire, desire.