I don’t know about you, but it’s been a long week. Is it (Good) Friday yet?
Anyway, back to my post:
Writing is a common thing in every part of the world. It’s a way of communication. For some, it’s the easiest for those who feel that they can be more open and honest with a pen and paper (or hands to computer). Whether it be writing a letter, a memo, your signature, a grocery list, or even making an entry in your diary or journal, you’re still writing. Even by sending a text, you’re still a writer. All forms of writing are applicable – by phone, iPad, desk or laptop, or by hand. I don’t want to get into the technical aspects or where it originated from, but if you’d like more information on the background of writing, click HERE. I think that writing is a gift that should be treasured – no matter what your penmanship looks like, (on Monday, I’ll be talking about handwriting, so come back then), or how you type.
When I think of the word, author, I immediately think of Emily Giffin, Danielle Steel, and James Patterson, all who have had their books published. This means that they have gone through the (emotional) writing and editing process. I think of book authors first because it’s what I want – I want to be an author! This has led me to think more in-depth about what the definition of author really means. Like writers, these days, authors don’t just have to stick to writing books to be an author. Writers who are published in magazines, reference books, and online websites, all are authors. Is this all thanks to new technology? I think so. Places like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords, are making it easier for anyone who is a writer, to now be an author.
So, writers, this is your chance to be an author! Come on, you can do it!
I’d love some feedback on this, so go ahead and leave me a comment!
wanderlust misfit says
Author’s make money, writer’s get caught in the eyes of futility and decide to stare it down anyway.
Isabella Louise Anderson says
Oh, yes! I forgot to bring up the money issue…thanks for reminding me! 🙂
So interesting. I definitely think of myself as a writer (even though I regularly get paid). I have never considered (outside of dreaming) myself an author.
Isabella Louise Anderson says
I thank you for your comment! 🙂
In my day as a physican I saw a lot of suffering. Part of how I coped was to play music on my week-ends off. In the end, I felt I learned some lessons II needed pass on, and wrote my first novel, The Mandolin Case,” a medical legal mystery resolved by musicians.
Elizabeth Marx says
They teach writing in school, so almost anyone can write. Authors, like anyone else with a talent, are born. I really believe that, but when someone asks me what I do, I say I’m a writer, I think I’ll start saying I’m an author 🙂
Elke Feuer says
Thanks for the definition. I’ve often wondered about it myself. I’m with you Elizabeth. I’m going to say I’m a author from now on, for no other reason that the sweat, blood and tears that goes into writing my novels. 🙂