I’ve met a few people who had marvelous ideas for stories or articles but they quickly dismissed any skill to put that idea to paper. “I don’t have what it takes to be a writer”. Although I agree there’s a degree of skill needed, I think many people forget how vast the writing medium can be.
One must consider what you want then also where lies your skill. One writer I met wrote with such incredible wit and style, but complained how he couldn’t manage the colorful metaphors the other writers in our group managed. While writing from a prompt, his story read very much from the viewpoint of an officer chasing a fugitive. I explained that his choice in writing Voice fits perfectly with where his story was going. Police, or anyone of the military, tend to think concisely and with facts. Any other style and something would definitely be lost.
I think too often people think of a writer tells stories, and that’s not true. Plenty of writers master articles, essay, commentaries, and informative pieces that include compact, factual writing. Some styles are the down-to-earth honesty, while others master a style incorporating the weaving of symbolism and colorful phrases. Which one is best? Its like comparing apples and oranges.
Write from the heart, but experiment from time to time with other genres. Where one style doesn’t fit well, another might.