Thursday, September 30, 2010

Question Of The Day

Happy Thursday One And All,

An interesting question came up in an interview I was reading earlier today (interview was debuting author, Robin Badillo). It was: "When did you first consider yourself a writer?"

The terms author and writer can mean different things to people, depending on who you are.

For me, author and writer are generally the same thing. An author usually writes in some way (whether it's through words, pictures or music) and a writer writes things.

So if published and aspiring writers/authors are writing with words (or pictures/music) when do you consider yourself one?

I think when I got serious about writing is when I started considering myself a writer/author. I mean, I played around with it for years. Everything from lyrics to poetry to essays, then finally, as I got into high school and adulthood, novels. I had story ideas even before high school, but I didn't get serious about it until I got older.

But truly considering myself a writer and author happened when I finally decided I was going to write, query, and hopefully one day, publish. That's when I really figured I was a writer.

So what about you? When did/do you consider yourself a writer and/or author?

Have A Thrilling Thursday!


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hmmm...I've always considered myself a writer. I didn't consider myself an "author" until 3 0r 4 years ago. :-)

Bethany said...


What changed from writer to author? Did it have to do with getting published? As always, thanks for dropping by :-)