All of the above. Because the basic answer is: anyone can be a writer. And each person finds their path to being a writer in a different way.
Though not everyone should be a writer.
Being a writer is about putting in the time and effort. The practice. Being able to connect with readers, to talk about emotion and the icky things in life (for me, “icky” things include mushrooms and the colour pink – you already knew I was weird, right?). To realise we are always learning, always discovering a new way to spin a sentence or word. We are ever-changing. And that’s what I love about being a writer.
What do think it takes? And what is your favourite part about being a word nerd?