For the most part, reading - good reading - is far more important than writing. Likewise, thinking - meditation - is far more important than speaking - which is one reason why they say silence is golden.
I think there are very few real contemplatives outside of monasteries and hermitages. That said, I do think there may be many, many, spiritual/religious/devout/prayerful people who have experienced contemplative graces. Some of these good people have from time to time believed themselves to be contemplatives already, because of a particular signal grace, or the delight they find in spiritual things. Presumption is sly as a fox.
What does that mean? Many of us can mistake our so-called spiritual insights to be important.
One cannot turn straw into gold.