I like to discover blogs. I like to read and search for interesting blogs. Anytime I happen on someone’s blog, I’m half hoping it’d be interesting.
Today I searched on writing, and I got a plethora of results; posts and sites alike. They interestingly had so many likes. And I thought, people are really psyched about writing; the art of writing itself. Everybody wants to talk about it, everybody has an angle, a perspective.
One post caught my eye, by Mae Clair, Story Empire. She talked about the writing gene and whether it could be inherited. She talked about the Bronte sisters. She talked about the brothers, Alex and Evelyn Waugh. She talked about Steven King, his sons, Joe Hill and Owen King, and his wife, Tabitha.
I think that writing is not a gene thing. It is just an expression thing. The human brain is monkey see monkey do kind of organ. We learn by what we see, listen and feel. We learn through our senses.
I had a brother that wrote a lot, his name was Leo. He’s late, but let’s not go into the nitty gritty of it all. God bless his soul. Leo opened me to a whole new world. He was a poet, he was a writer, he was a thinker, he was a curious mind. And it hurts why he went at such an early age of 18. It didn’t make sense to me, and it still doesn’t make sense to me now. Why do people even die? Must people die?
Anyway, he taught me to type fast, and it’s helping me a lot. He installed the Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor software on our Windows 95 desktop that dad brought from India and created profiles for us all. Each time I type, like now, I just remember him, the memories come trickling back. I’ve always had this innate curiosity in me, so I really wanted to learn how to type so fast like the guys in the movies. I started with the letters and I moved to the punctuations and then numbers.
My point is, there is an element of curiosity in every human being, and one person’s expression could rub off on another person. So, writing is not a gene thing, it’s just a human thing. Everybody is curious, everybody asks why on some level, maybe different levels, some more pronounced than others.
Yea, so that’s it, writing is just an expression stuff, not a gene or a blood stuff.