Be a real writer!

Are you a real writer? Let me give you a minute to think about it. Do you call yourself a writer? And I don’t mean “striving” writer.

Unsure of that answer? What does it take to be a real writer? Are we only actual writers if we get paid a good income?

Here’s what I think. Yes, you are a REAL writer. How do I know? Because you write. That makes it very real.

I am so tired of being afraid to tell people I’m a writer, and yes, that writing is my job. It’s a real one. I actually set an alarm every morning. I get up and get to work. I sit in front of the computer and I write all day. I work very hard at what I do. That is my job, and I take it very seriously.

Did you get all that? Let me say it again. I’m a writer, and I’m proud of it! 🙂

It continues to surprise me how people react when you tell them you are a writer. The responses are insulting. “Really? Like a real writer? As in you get paid? That’s neat, I guess.”

News flash, friends! Writers are needed everywhere. They write correspondence, advertisements, books, newspaper articles, movie scripts, website content, and the list goes on and on and on. Writing is a real job, and if you are one of us out there doing it on a daily basis, then you have that job. You are a writer!

Be proud of what you do. Don’t be afraid to say it with confidence. Be a real writer!

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Published in: on April 29, 2015 at 9:01 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. I totally agree! Writing should be something you are passionate about and as long as you are you should consider yourself one.

    • Yes! 🙂 I used to write for my local newspaper. At that time, I never had anyone say my job wasn’t “real.” Now that I write books, people consider me unemployed. Lol That’s just not true!


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