You’re a writer if you write. It’s as simple as that.
You don’t have to pass a test to be a writer. You don’t have to publish something to be a writer. There’s no barrier of entry.
That being said, there are some things you should do.
- Own it. Tell yourself you are a writer. Believe you are. Announce it to the rest of the world if you want. Be proud of being a writer, okay?
- Write. But more than just writing, you need to care about writing. You need to commit to it. You, my dear friend, will attempt to do what many are not willing to do. So your attitude matters more than theirs.
- Separate personal remarks from professional comments. If this is too difficult, train yourself. A thick layer of skin helps in this world.
You don’t really need me to tell you how to be a writer, do you? You already are one.
You are a winner. Regardless of how many words you wrote.
You are awesome. Despite your thoughts regarding that manuscript.
You are (and will continue to be) successful. Even if you want to argue with me.
I am proud of you.
I’m sure you know how difficult it is to please me, yeah?
I am an introvert.
That doesn’t mean I’m shy or afraid to speak my mind.
And if you get me going, I’m pretty much the opposite.
I think. I read. I write.
But I express when necessary. I communicate with purpose.
I am an introvert. And I am proud of it.
For the most part, I don’t tell people about my projects until they’re complete.
I’m worried about not finishing or finishing with less than satisfactory results.
So if I do finish and I happen to attain results I’m proud of, I can’t wait to tell somebody. Especially if I’ve been waiting a long time for the right moment.
Until then, I wait until the end.
It was easier to hold off telling people anything prior to starting this blog. These days I have the greatest urges to sit down and tell you everything.
This Canadian writer is attempting to learn all 50 states of America and their exact locations in a mere few days. It’s actually for a class, although, this geography test might be beneficial for my personal reference for future novels.
I am so proud to be Canadian as we only have 10 provinces and 3 territories to know. At least now I can sympathize with all the American (past, present, and prospective) students in the world.
So this is my call for help: do you have any ideas or mnemonics as to how to memorize them all?
I wonder if anybody can spell and locate all 50 states correctly (without cheating, of course)? I’m sure some of you out there do! Much respect to all those who have mastered the names and places of the states for fun or out of force.
The map below is for everybody’s reference and also to refresh everyone’s memory of the states in the United States. If you click on the image, the map enlarges and the quality is much better.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. I’ll be back tomorrow updating you on my progress and a lighthearted post on writers.