Are People Who Write Only As a Hobby ‘Real’ Writers?


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog that addresses the question: Are People Who Write Only As a Hobby ‘Real’ Writers?

Meg Dowell Writes

Okay, okay. Before you start freaking out and typing your comments in all caps, give this post a chance. I’m not here to tell you your writing does not matter. It very much does.

When people ask me what criteria makes someone a writer, I never have to stop and think. I never have to make some kind of list in my head or write it down to make sure I’m not missing anything. Because the thing that makes a writer “real” really isn’t as complicated as some may make it seem.

There is often a pull between writing as a hobby and writing as a paid profession. If you are reading this, maybe you have felt conflicted or that you must somehow choose between one or the other. Maybe you haven’t even started writing anything yet, but aren’t sure how “seriously” you should take it.

I am here to…

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