A “Real Writer”

Was on a FB writing group last week and found myself in the middle of a whole big wrangle about what makes someone a “real writer”.

One woman rather self importantly announced that, unless you wrote books and were traditionally published and had sold a certain amount of books, and had so many reviews, and could make your living writing, unless you did all of those things, she didn’t consider you a “real writer”.

Well, my goodness….

Well, when in doubt, consult the experts. Upon opening up my copy of the America Heritage Dictionary of the English Language,  I find that the official definition of “writer” is “A person who has written”

Period.

Now, don’t get me wrong here. I think that publishing (traditionally or otherwise) and selling and making a living are all very nice things and are important parts of being a successful professional author, but they may or may not be necessary parts of the act of being a writer.

To be a writer, what you need to do is write.

So if someone tells you that you don’t count as a writer because you haven’t jumped through enough hoops yet, tell them they’re wrong.

If you’ve written, you’re a writer.

You can look it up…

Catherine Kane

11/20/14

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better” ,“The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”,   and her new book “Magick for Pennies”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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