Who says? You?
Let me ask you this. What is the difference between you and a writer?
Does a writer go to college to learn how to write? Some do but plenty don’t.
Does a writer have a published book? Well, if that is the case you are leaving out a lot of very talented people. There are plenty of people who write well, and are widely read, but don’t have a book.
The difference between you and a writer is…. WRITING.
Really. You say you are a writer and you write.
You are going to have to call yourself a writer. There is magic in saying, “I’m a writer”.
Here is what will happen when you start calling yourself a writer.
1. You’ll feel more confident. When someone asks you what you do for a living you say, “I’m a writer”. And you’ll FEEL it. You won’t just say it. And this confidence will lead to more writing. Paid writing. Articles. Online and in print. You’ll work at it. You’ll get better and feel even more confident.
2. It makes you work. Calling yourself a writer is akin to calling yourself out. You are a writer? Oh yeah, prove it. Do it. If you walk around saying you are a writer you are going to want to write and prove that you do write. You will find yourself writing without even forcing yourself to sit down and write. You’ll be writing in your head when you aren’t even near a computer. Writing will become a part of your day.
3. Other people will believe you are a writer too. You call yourself a writer, you begin to behave like a writer and the people around you start seeing your confidence and they believe you are a writer. And having other people believe you are a writer goes back to boosting your confidence and helping you own that WRITER title.
Let’s get back to the blogging part now.
If you enjoy writing, have something to say and want to spend your time writing a blog, that is all that really matters. You don’t need an English degree or even a college degree of any kind. There are plenty of online resources to help you learn the technical aspects of writing if you need a little polish. But really, just start writing. No one may read your first few months of blogging but that’s OK. Use it as a time to find your voice, figure out what topics interest you and how often you can fit writing into your daily schedule.
If you feel that writing will help your creative business by sharing your processes, behind the scenes or other information your fans and patrons have been asking for then do it. If you have a lot to say, then write. Just do it.
Add the title of WRITER to your list of many accomplishments!
Would you consider yourself a writer?
By: Vicki O’Dell, The Creative Goddess
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