When Shakira came out with the song 'Hips Don't Lie', I and the rest of my family spent hours watching her video and trying to imitate her dance moves. It was not possible and usually resulted in us dissolving into breathless laughter.
The recurring question of what makes a good writer made me remember those futile attempts. As much as I would love to dance like Shakira, I know that I will never be able to. She possesses an innate rhythm that I do not. I became pretty good and had a lot of fun trying but I will never be the dancer she is. Her talent was the base that hard work and practice built upon.
I am not too devastated by this realization. Shakira will never be able to create the beautiful imagery of Hogwarts or inspire the sheer terror of a town populated by vampires. Her talents lie elsewhere and I am sure she is happy with that. We all have our own abilities. Hopefully, we are lucky enough to discover them and hone them with knowledge and hard work so we may one day realize our dreams.
So my answer to the question of what makes a writer is....the hips don't lie, people.
The hips don't lie.