Recently i asked a question and the answer i got back from a few individuals was "you either have "it" or you don't". Ok so i know there is this thing called the "it" factor. I know some people have "it" and some people don't. Do i have "it"? i have no idea. but it really scares me when people say you either have "it" or you don't becuase what if i don't have it? are they saying that because i wasn't born with this particular talent (something i had no control over) that i can never write what i want to write? And not just writing for my own pleasure. So becuase i wasn't born a comedian i can't write a comedy? or romance or horror etc...? . Is there a way ( that understandably would include alot of hard work, effort, research, observation, etc...) that those of us with out "it" could possible learn? And i mean come on! don't tell me that every successful writer didn't work hard to get there stories the way they are. That they didn't work and rework there jokes or dialouge or what ever they supposedly have "it" for. They don't just sit at a desk and spew genius all over a page! I'll agree that they are successful for a reason. That they have found a combination of something or a character or a technique or just whatever. they found something that works. But does it mean the rest of us will never find "it". What do you guys think?