Originally Posted by ochre
To me its more about the "story telling" ability than just writing. My great grandpa (born in 1900, or 1901 depending on who was asking) could tell the greatest stories about the most ordinary day to day thing from his life/childhood. His stories were always captivating. I think a lot of the modern necessities really rip the human tradition of story telling (Television, etc.). It is becoming a lost art.
Very well put.
Conveying thoughts creatively while using one's own language.
I loved how ORG used the term "Ripsnort".
That word has now officially entered my lexicon.