You know, the problem with writing as an Art is that everyone can write, meaning anyone can use a pen on paper to write sentences, or a keyboard, etc. But even if someone knows how to write music or put some paint on canvas, it doesn't invite the odd belief in huge groups of people that they can write the next major Symphony or exhibit their paintings in a top-notch gallery. But writing is different. Tons of folks out there believe because they can write a paragraph that they can be poets and fiction writers, and not just that they can do these things but that they can and should be successful (whatever that means). But writing as an Art is no different than other Arts. It takes not only talent and skill but a lot of work. And I resent the idea that anyone can just write some poems or stories and be the next T.S. Eliot or Flannery O'Connor.