I did a post on this a few months ago (you can find it here) but I thought about digging the topic up again because I’ve been thinking – is writing is in the blood? Does it pass down from person to person (maybe skipping a generation or two)?
Case in point – my grandmother was a poet. After she died, her daughters collated all of her poems and bound them up to form a book. I was talking to my mother about this the other day and she told me that my grandmother was in fact a published poet. One of her uncles was a member of the Pontian Association in Thessaloniki, Greece and she used to send some of her poems to him which he published in their publications and newspapers. This uncle was also a writer.
So as you can see, there is an obvious pattern there. But is it a coincidence that I write? That I also write poetry? Is the ability to create a story hereditary?