Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to make a horror movie… even though I couldn’t encourage you to do it more – the Horror community are the most open, friendly, supportive fans out there.
What it means, as my improv teacher at the Tokyo Comedy Store once said, “audiences want you [the characters] to walk into the danger”. They want to see you do what they fear to. For a writer, that means the courage to face your demons, and write about it with truth, and candour.
Success follows truth.