This is a great read about one person’s view of what makes one “a writer.”
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed” – Ernest Hemingway
“A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people” – Thomas Mann
If you spend time hanging out around writing groups or forums, you will invariably come across the question–in some form or other–what makes someone a writer? The question is usually posed by a person who has just started writing, or has recently published for the first time. They want to know what parameter or milestone they have to meet so they can be allowed access to the ancient brother/sisterhood and finally announce to the world with confidence: I am a writer!
Let me answer the question from the point of view of someone who has had some small amount of success with this silly writing thing. First, here are my credentials (or lack thereof):…
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