I have been assisting writers for over eighteen years, and I know for certain that everyone can write. We all have stories and all of our stories are unique. When I first began hosting writing workshops, some of the writers who showed up and wrote with us read back their pieces. At the time I thought they would never be able to write. But these students taught me everyone has the ability to become a good storyteller. They kept showing up, week after week. Eventually, they found their unique voices, and they stopped struggling with the writing process.
During my online writing groups and also my live writing groups, I train writers how to have an ear for listening for the gems in every piece. We write together in ten minute segments and read our writing to the group when we are finished. We talk about what we like about each writer’s work, without any negative feedback. I have seen writers with no ability to write turn into fantastic writers, and this is my advice to you:
  1. Become an avid reader in the genre of writing they are most interested in producing. Seek out other forms of art for inspiration, such as theatre, painting, sculpture and spoken word. In my writing workshops we often use musics and paintings for inspiration.
  2. Join creative writing workshops in your community or online. The best workshops have no concerns about grammar, spelling, tense. Worrying about this will disrupt the creative process. It’s easier to find an editor than to produce a creative story after it’s written.
  3. Be in a supportive environment where a teacher and students point out what is GOOD about your writing. You will develop an ear for what is good, and eventually understand what works, leaving behind bad habits without having your ego crushed before you even hit your stride.
  4. Read your writing out loud to yourself. Your ear will hear what is good and what is not, and you can begin to feel your strength as a writer and capitalize on that. I always tell writers when self editing to reach their stories out loud to listen for the drag in the story.
  5. Pick a favorite book and when you are finished it read it again and again. Study it for what works and for structure. In this way, you will learn from reading.
I hope my answer has helped you. Last, experiment with difference styles of writing until you find one that resonates the most for you!

Answer by Laura Lentz on Quora