The Word is: Writer
Would I introduce myself to others as a “Writer?”
I think about this a lot. I am self employed and I wear so many hats that it would be easy to throw that description in there as well. However, I would never refer to myself as a “Writer,” rather, I would say, I write for a couple blogs.
If I were creating my resume, I would feel comfortable putting the word “Writer” on there to describe myself and my abilities because it is true and I have the work to back it. Also, plenty of people consider themselves “Writers” because they’ve written novels and books and articles – it doesn’t even matter if they are published. I am fine with that, if someone considers themselves a writer – who am I to question it?
However – for myself – I would not feel comfortable calling myself a “writer” unless I got paid for it.
The first time I receive an amount of money for something I’ve written I will proudly and with great joy stand up and say: I am a Writer.
What do you think constitutes a Writer?
A to Z Challenge: Defining Writer (pushing it – I know. 😉 )