Seriously, are you? How do we even define what “a real writer” really is? Who says who is a writer and who’s not? Is there an International Organization Of Naming Real Writers or something similar I should know about?
All jokes aside, most of us probably have different views regarding what a real writer is. And this makes me wonder if there is a common ground that we can use to make a standardization of the meaning of this term.
It’s not about the frequency, but about the feeling
When I think about writers, I think about feelings. And not only feelings, but imagination and creativity too. Even though there are benefits of daily writing, you don’t need to write daily to be called a writer. It’s all about how writing makes you feel. And if it doesn’t make you feel in any way, maybe it’s because of the topic you’re writing about. So maybe that should change?
It’s about expressing yourself
Regardless the frequency you write, as long as you enjoy sharing your thoughts (and soul) with others, then you’re on the right track. Maybe you write once a month, but if when you do it you feel a true connection with yourself (and maybe with your audience, if you have any), then that’s what I call a real writer! Nobody can tell you otherwise!
It’s about helping yourself
You know, writing really really helps. Actually, my first post ever written on this blog was about writing being a free therapy. It’s about getting those demons out of you or about creating the world you ever wanted to live in. It’s about finding love or losing it. It’s about you being better thanks to your writings.
A real writer improves through his own writings. It shapes the own mind in better ways than any therapist could do it.
It’s about helping others
I strongly believe that we should leave the world a little better than we found it. Ant since the world is made out of people, all we need to do is to make someone’s day a little better than before that person interacted with us (Does that make sense? I ran out of coffee and my words seem to be asleep…).
So, if your writings can make someone’s day better, then you are a real writer. It doesn’t really matter what you are writing about or how often do you do it, as long as this happens, you are the reason this world improves.
In conclusion? If your writings have these benefits, you can call yourself a real writer. This title is not something someone else can give you. It’s only something you can give yourself. And remember: you are what you think you are!
Now, considering all of these, are you a real writer?
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