Aspiring WriterAn aspiring writer
The reason why I don't like the term "prospective writer
I' m seeing the words "aspiring writer" all the way on Twitter Bio, Facebook profile, blogs, pretty much anything that has room for humans to describe themselves. And, on a piece of writing material, it does sound beautiful - it is not over-dramatic or too bold and even has a beautiful sound.
However, every contemplating it, I sighed a little, because although I know what they mean when they say they are an aspiring writer, I really don't think the "aspiring writer" really is. Let's take a look at the words "aspiring" and "writer". Let us now look at Google's definitions of "writer".
What I particularly like about this first defining - a character who has composed a certain text. No one who has posted x-number of ledgers or a someone who has posted x-dollars - a someone who has posted. Somebody who craves to type. It is clear what such a combo implies - the defining of an aspiring writer is someone who wants to compose but does not.
I now know that this is not what most folks mean when they say they are an aspiring writer. Most of the time they think more of the second defining of the writer - someone whose task it is to work. By" "aspiring writer,"" they usually mean "aspiring public writer," which is another matter.
But" an aspiring writer"? Since you cannot be a writer if you do not type, and if you do, you do not strive to do so at all. You' re already a writer. When you' re writing, you don't aspire anymore - you do. Whether you haven't written a novel yet, whether you've never been released, or whether you're thirteen or eighty-four - if you are a writer and you like writing, then you're a writer.
Strive to be publicized, or earn a livelihood with your letter, or to make the x-number of photocopies to be sold, or the x-number of the dollar with your letter. Strive to become a best-seller, to have your books on the Barnes & Noble bookshelves, or to find an agents in your favourite broker.
However, do not strive to compose. How do you feel about the word "prospective writer"?