I Am A Writer

I’ve decided to take part in a series of writing excercises hostd by Jeff Goins at goinswriter.com. The series will go through 15 Habits of Great Writers. Today’s challenge: Declare yourself a writer.

I. Am. A. Writer. There. I’ve said it. What does it mean to be a writer? This is one of the most important lessons I learned when I first started writing. If you are going to take your writing seriously, then you have to learn to embrace the name writer.

I remember the first time I called myself a writer on twitter, I felt like a fraud. Who was I to say I was a writer? I hadn’t published anything. I’d barely written anything. Something strange happened though. Just by saying the words, I began to think of myself as a writer. In doing so, I gave myself permission to write.

I know. It sounds wierd right? If you have doubts, try it yourself and see what happens.

What have you always wanted to do or be? Declare it now by leaving a comment. Come back tomorrow for the next challenge.

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Posted on June 5, 2012, in 15 Habits Of Great Writers and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I don’t know if you remember me but I was delighted to see you among all the people taking the 15 Habits Of Great Writing!

  2. Great post! I look forward to reading more. Oh, and I just moved to “Music City. ” πŸ™‚

  3. You did it!! πŸ™‚ Scary and fun all at the same time. πŸ™‚

    http://vrleavitt.com/i-am-a-writer/

  4. April, glad to see you post about this. Great job!! You’ve done NaNo? So have I. What year? I am blogging about this experience too. Take a look if you get a chance. http://writewhatyouknowdotorg.wordpress.com/

    • Hi Lisa. I did NaNo in 2009 and wrote my first novel. Can’t believe it’s been that long ago already. Thanks for stopping by. I checked out your blog too. Great job!

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