Are You A Real Writer?

Photo: Latteda

Photo: Latteda

I want to be taken seriously as a writer.

Can someone please tell me what the gold standard is?

What constitutes a real writer?

~ Writing everyday?

~ Being published? How many times?

~ Being rejected? How many times?

~ Having published an article, an essay, a poem, a blog post, a short story, a chapbook, an op-ed, a memoir, a novel, a best seller, a haiku?

~ Belonging to writers associations?

~ Subscribing to writing publications? Attending conferences?

~ Simply referring to yourself as a writer?

I’m quite fond of that last one.

I’m a writer.

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