Why I Say “I am a Writer”

I Am a Writer, Are You?

 

Quill Pen
Quill Pen (Photo credit: ROSS HONG KONG)

I have reached the point where I tell other people “I am a writer”. I have not always said that. In the past, I would say “I like to write” or “I would like to write”, both of which lack assertiveness. Some have asked when I made this switch in identity. I didn’t write down the date. The matter of when is not as important as the matters of why and what. While timing and deadlines are important, they are secondary to mindset. Continue reading “Why I Say “I am a Writer””

The Elements of Style, Chapter 4 – Words and Expressions Commonly Misused

In Other Words, Things You Shouldn’t Say

As an aspiring writer, I try to take some time on Sundays and either read or re-read books on writing, grammar and/or vocabulary.  In my opinion, shared by many writers, a book which belongs on every writer’s reading list is The Elements of Style. I am aware that, if I followed the book’s rules, the title should be in italics. However, there is no easy way to do that with an Amazon affiliate link. Continue reading “The Elements of Style, Chapter 4 – Words and Expressions Commonly Misused”

Freelance Writing Gigs and The Job Scout

Writer Wordart
Writer Wordart (Photo credit: MarkGregory007)

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions but I do believe in setting goals, not specifically for the new year but in general.  I set them in a general to specific manner.  Relevant to this post my general goal is to be a writer, slightly more specific is to earn my living a writer.

In order for a goal to be achieved, I like to break it down into a series of specific achievable goals and tasks.  Two such tasks for writing are to network with other writers and to explore sites to write for and/or sites that post freelance writing jobs.  Another is to share my findings here. Continue reading “Freelance Writing Gigs and The Job Scout”