Should I be a WriterDo you want me to be a writer?
You got what it took to be a writer? Respond to this query to find out.....
You have tried to write during this period. "Maybe I can help folks make a literary careers. Instead someone asks me: "Can you just reread this and tell me if I have a chance to write? There' s a better way to say if you could make it as a writer.
Do you make a living? Which, of course, means I could never make a living. However, there is just no cash (economy) in it, except for the extraordinarily large one. On the other hand, all three circuits are aligned when it comes to typing. That should reassure you: The majority of us don't actually make the prize in the careers sweepstakes.
In contrast to the seldom person who knows from the eighth year on that he wants to be a defence counsel (and actually becomes one and stays one all his life), it can take years until he discovers his hogleodg. When I was 25 years old, I realised that I wanted to be a writer.
Only at the age of 25 did I realize that I could earn my own income as a writer. I always used to love to write. And, of course, there was the kissing deal I had made with the company of the late writer, which said that I did not earn my pay in paper. So I graduated with a fairly good GPA (my let-us-not-talk-about-it for the first case at university distorted the results), and after actually winning a collegiate essays competition, I thought I had ahance at this paper.
I still didn't know how to make it. I' ve learnt that I not only loved it, but could also become the best in it. And what's more important, I could make a living with it. We know that as a writer you can earn some (!) financial income.
If you want to be the best at it, for the sake of arguing (see below), you can be the best at it. All you have to do is ask yourself: Are you a writer? So, in other words, do you think you can lead a writingless existence? Or is it an exercise like a waterskiing, where you like to have the opportunity.... but when three summer's pass because of your own lives, you don't like it?
When your reply is: "I could do without writing", don't follow a written upbringing. Continue to write, yes, but keep to graphics and bookkeeping or, in the case of our cesspooler, to a ghostwriter. It'?s just that you don't have what it took to bear the defeats of letter.
It takes an addiction to fight your way through these circumstances. There are some folks who will demand that anyone can be a writer. That' real, but only if you are qualified by saying that anyone with the temper of a writer (genetically) can become a writer. And if these guys ever do, they'll be marginally-written.
At the end of the day, what distinguishes the occasional writer from the great writer is possession. Brooks referred to the day-to-day diversions we find in our lives (e-mail, telephone, YouTube) with "repressing everything else". This could also relate to the unpleasant terms of a letter. But if you are answering something like "I must write," then yes, then you should continue the letter, because you probably have what it took to bear these terms.
Moreover, the benefits of the letter - travel, loneliness, literacy, appreciation - are enough reward to induce you. That'?s not supposed to stop anyone from posting. I' m going to need you to write. However, until you have burned the boat and created a scenario that will do or even kill you, don't ask if you have what it took to do it.
So what are you obsessed with - whether you're typing or something? And what's more important, can you make a living? Editor's note: If you find this a thought-provoking play, we suggest another of Demian's essays on writing: 12 Lessons Learning from 12 Years of Weaving.