Is writing like tennis? My relatively small local tennis club manages to run 3 teams, but they do have to scrape the barrel to find enough players. At my age I possibly shouldn’t be picking up a racquet at all, let alone playing in the “C” Team. These past couple of weeks I’ve been watching some of the French Open, top players earning megabucks from popping a small yellow ball back and forth across a net! Same rules, same equipment but, as they say, in another league. We can all have a go, but some are more talented than others. It may be partly innate ability, but it’s mostly hours of practice, including skilled coaching. Which tells me I should probably be spending more time attending writers’ courses and less playing tennis!
Susan Leona Fisher : an author's progress.