Stop Calling Yourself an “Aspiring” Writer


Check out this inspiring post from the Novelty Revisions blog on the topic of why you should stop calling yourself an ‘aspiring’ writer.

Novelty Revisions

For a long time, I’ve struggled internally with using the term “aspiring writer.”

I used to call myself that. And I still refer to my audience as, among other things, aspiring writers — people who are working toward making a career out of writing.

I’m not sure I want to keep using that term — “aspiring writer.” I’m also not sure you should continue using it, either.

The title makes it sound like you’re slowly working toward something that’s a long way from the outcome you’re going for. “I aspire to write.” But if you think about it, that doesn’t really make sense.

I get that when you call yourself an aspiring writer, you mean you’re aspiring to write for a living — most likely. But there’s something about confidence in your identity that has the potential to drive success. And maybe instead of saying you’re aspiring to do something…

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