With the ever-increasing popularity of self-publishing, the number of people calling themselves writers has skyrocketed. Whether you are a multi-published trade author who has been earning millions from your work for twenty years or a teenager who once got an A+ on a short story, you're free to call yourself a writer if you want to. Others may have different opinions about that, though.
I've been writing fiction since high school (I'm in my 40s now). I don't count the grade school scribblings as writing, even though it was, of course, the precursor to what I'm doing now. I mean writing for fun and with the intention of learning how to do it well enough to DO something with it one day. I now make an income with fiction, write under multiple pen names, and have amassed a HUGE collection of information about writing, publishing, and marketing fiction.
Hopefully, other writers will find it informational and inspirational too.
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Hemingway
“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.” Mark Twain
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” Stephen King
Picture Writing Prompt
- Shut Your Monkey
- What is In a Name? Naming Characters On Purpose
- What is a Story? 3, 4, 5, 6 Word Story Fun
- Boosting the Word Counts
- Welcome to Motley Writers
- Fantasy World Building With Unique Plants and Animals
- How To Write A Fictional Setting That Readers Will Love
- The Harsh Truth About Being a Writer – Inspiration