Seriously – the timing on when I read certain blogs is absolutely mind boggling! This came at just the right time! KISMET!

Writer’s almost always have some reason they tell themselves on why they’re not a “real” writer. And whether that reason came from outside influences, inside our own brains, or a combination of both it’s still there. And it’s what we use to explain why we fail or we rejected or why we won’t even bother trying!

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For many writers (me included), we don’t start off with the confidence to yell to the world, “I’m going to be a professional author!” Heck, I wrote a 178,000 word “novel” and still didn’t believe I was a writer. Later, I had over a year and a half of consistent blogging under my belt, multiple short stories, and newbie novels that had been at least good enough to win prestigious contests and yet….

I was not a “real writer.”

Schrödinger Writer? If you put a writer in an office at a keyboard, is the writer alive or dead (real or fake) until the book is published?

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We’ve Come a LONG Way, Baby

The literary landscape has shifted dramatically. More avenues of publishing have opened and become appealing, thus this silly question of, “Are we a real writer?” holds far less power. Believe it or not, when I began blogging, I dedicated…

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