"Writing is a skill, not a talent, and thus one's ability as a writer can be improved by thoughtful effort. The problem with some people is that they graduate college as good writers, experience early success on account of that, and thus never devote themselves diligently to the relentless quest for improvement that could make them great writers."
The great thing about kids is that they're so helpful. I haven't had to mow my lawn in years. And now, I'm saving a fortune on auto repair -- here's my 16-year-old son Jim fixing the brakes on the car, with a little help from his 10-year-old brother Jeff. Next: Teach 'em to blog, save myself the bother . . . I mean, the kid's already feeding me news tips.