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I Am a Writer

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You’ve been writing your entire life. Letters. Short stories. Possibly poems. You’ve been blogging for a few months—or maybe even a few years. Maybe you have even published a book. It’s out there. Your name adorns its cover, telling the world you are the one who wrote it.

And yet, you hesitate to call yourself a writer. You hesitate to call yourself an author.

When does that magical day come when you can say: “I am a writer.” How do you know?

If you work as an accountant, you call yourself an accountant. If you weld, you’re a welder. If you’re in sales, you’re a salesperson.

Why then do those who write hesitate to call themselves writers?

Being a writer is a bit more ambiguous. I mean, anyone can write. Not just anyone can weld. Not just anyone can balance the books and generate a profit and loss report. Not just anyone can sell a new car to a blind man. But anyone can write.

Writers need validation. They need validation that they can’t just write, but that they write well, that they write in a manner that reaches people.

Validation doesn’t always come overnight.  But one day you finally believe what others are telling you. You believe that you can write. And you finally say, “I am a writer.”


I am a pastor’s wife, former missionary, mother of four great sons, and author of three books: Betrayed, Identity Revealed, and A Murder Unseen. (Available at: Amazon.com.) I have a passion for God, my family, and writing! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. Sleemz Awesome Blog
    February 4, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Indeed! I believe am a writer!

  2. February 5, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I enjoyed today’s post very much. Thanks for sharing.

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