Monday, June 26, 2006

What Makes you a Writer?

My apologies for the lack of updating. It's been a busy weekend!

Now, I'd like to concentrate on a question that's been running through my mind for a few days that just seems itching to get out of my head and onto a computer screen. What makes you a writer? Surely, anyone who puts pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and creates words are writing, but does that create a writer? What defines a writer, anyway?

Personally, anyone who has the urge and desire to see their words on paper or a computer screen; any person who strives to improve their writing every day and make a conscious effort to stick to a writing routine is a writer in my eyes. Writers come in all different variations. Some seem to have the ability to make their words flow naturally, without any pre-thought or brainstorming beforehand. Others need to hone their talents by creating outlines or rough drafts of whatever they're working on to ensure they create a quality piece.

I don't think it matters how you write, just that you do. If you do what works best for you as a writer, the words will follow. Some are gifted with natural talent, while other writers must work to improve their skills on a daily basis. Regardless, if you desire to write and take steps towards creating that reality, then you are most definitely a writer.

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