How can I become a WriterBecome a writer?
It'?s the only way to become a real writer.
I' ve been struggling for years to call myself a writer. Write and write and write and write. Yet, after all that typing, I was still holding out.
There''s only one way to become a writer. You want to know what it is that makes you a writer? This is it, the only way I can be a writer: You' re a writer when you tell yourself you are. That' true, but it doesn't mean it's simple.
After years of posting stories and blogs and finally getting a contract, sometimes I still have trouble feeling like a writer. Don't true authors sit in a restaurant all the time and remain strictly regulated at all cost? Are they not sticking to their own ideas and not taking any notice of their supporters, but are they still able to market a million of them?
Don't they just quit smoking and living in New York City, easily creating masterworks over night? To those of us who want to be professionals, we often banish the term "real writer" to an unreachable place, to a place in our lives that we will never attain. And then Paul, who had been reading my diary, turned to me and looked me in the eye and said, "Jeff, you don't have to be dreaming about being a writer.
You' re a writer. All you have to do is write. Since then, despite my doubt, I have described myself as a writer. You can call yourself a writer. I want a genuine one. Do it today. Non-emerging. Now do this and remind yourself of the onslaught that you are feeling when the words are leaving your mouth and you begin to believe that you could really do this - that you really are this.
It' gonna be a little awkward at first. For only if you begin to believe what is real about yourself will you be able to do it. Like so much, of course, this applies not only to the written word, but to one' s own lives - to every call. It' to call yourself who you already are.
What are you gonna call yourself, but do you know it's real?