There are two camps of artistic temperament. Those that are prepossessed with an innate talent and evocative metaphysical language abilities. There are others that arrive at some lesser facsimile only through the path of hard work and repetition. Grinders, so to speak. I fall into the latter arena—simple, unremarkable, rather normal. I just try really hard to be able to even land somewhere in the middle. It’s not self doubt—I am very aware of the aforementioned difference between innate and earned.
— 'the short bio' of james chiang