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