Are You A Writer?

Last Update: November 25, 2016

Are you a writer? Are you an author? Yes, you are! The definition of a writer is:
A person who has written a particular text.
A person who writes books, stories, or articles as a job all regular occupation growth works.
Person writes in a specified way.
Composer a musical work.
The definition of an author is as follows:
A writer of a book, article, or report.
Be the author of (a book or piece of writing).
So, yes, you are in fact a writer and author. But, you say 'I'm not a writer. I'm not an author.'
Do you write for a living? Yes. Do you write content for your website? Yes. You do? Then, you are, in fact, a writer and an author. This is one of your many titles when you own and run your own website.
Another title is Researcher. Whether you write books for living or write your own content for your website you still have to do research. A lot of research.

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GayleneNepia Premium
Nice, I can add writer and researcher to my portfolio. Thanks Brendie.
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terrycarroll Premium
I think, therefore I am.....a writer (I think)
Terry
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brooksbode90 Premium
It seems that way to me too, Brendie.
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drjec Premium
Thanks. This is a very good point.
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Heidi56 Premium
It is not the fact that you earn money or not for what you do to name yourself as such. A singer can sing without ever getting paid for it, so can a writer...
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JewelCarol Premium
I think I am a writer but not a good one, lol. Thanks Brendie. :)
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Brendie Premium
You'll get there! You're welcome!
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lynnsam61 Premium
Hi Brendie.
Yes we are all of the above. You left blogger off though; aren't we that as well?
PS I hope you are enjoying your new home.
Erica
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Brendie Premium
Oops! Forgot that one too. Someone else mentioned that. Another person mentioned being our own editors too. Because if you proof-read and edit your work then you are also an editor. Forgot to mention this one also.
It's the same fifth wheel trailer, just in a different space. On the outside row of the park. With a fence and a wooden deck! I walk my dog along the edge of the fence (part of the front fence & gate aren't up yet). Then down to the dog park. When we get back he sits in one of the deck chairs. I sit in the other. Then he climbs over and sits in my lap. Overgrown lap dog...
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lynnsam61 Premium
Location is key in real estate:) My 14 year old kitten named Star is my constant companion too. She loves to follow me everywhere and squeeze in hehind me when I'm sitting in my chair when I'm on my computer. Purring very loudly of course.
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Brendie Premium
Unfortunately my cat still does not like the dog. So, she stays in her domain.
My dog did that last week. Climbed on my lap, then went around me and sat behind me in my desk chair. He, also, likes to sit right in my way while I am trying to work.
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lynnsam61 Premium
What gets annoying is when Star jumps on my keyboard. Luckily not too often. She also gets very talkative when I get a phone call. Reminds me of my other kids when they were younger.
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Brendie Premium
My dog does that if I don't put the laptop on Sleep. My cat used to do that. Shortly after I got Buddy, if I left the room, he'd step on my laptop. I'd come back & see a bunch of z's (at least two or three lines worth) and the Windows Help page.
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lynnsam61 Premium
I'm sure we're not the only ones it happens to! I just can't get mad though because she's so darned cute.
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Brendie Premium
Every once in awhile he still steps on the laptop. I usually just say, 'Really?' Then find one of his toys so he can chew on something. Or take him outside to play a game of tug of war.
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JeffDolson Premium
A few more titles I wasn't expecting :D Thanks Brendie
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Brendie Premium
You're welcome!
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kasage00 Premium
I freelance write for a side-income. I also write content for my website and participate in other people's blogs.
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Brendie Premium
Nice!
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MoragK Premium
Hi Brenda, thank you for that great encouraging post. We tend to not give ourselves enough credit. All the best.
Ann
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You're welcome!
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theresroth Premium
Thank you very much for this encouragement!
How's the Dragon coming along, is it saving you time?
Have a great evening,
Therese
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Brendie Premium
I truly enjoy Dragon! I use the 'Notepad' that came with my computer for dictating. Then I copy & paste, put the 'work' where I need it, then proofread and edit. I only use it for writing. It's fun! I got a Kindle book on how to set it up for writing.
Note: I don't recommend the Mac version. I use the Windows version.
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theresroth Premium
Hey-thanks for the info!!!
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Brendie Premium
You're welcome!
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Nice Brendie!

It was always one of my goals....to write!
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Brendie Premium
Yes! Being a writer is so much more than just writing books. There are a lot of areas.
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MPollock Premium
Thanks, and yes we are.
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Brendie Premium
You're welcome!
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MNorton Premium
Hi Brendie,
That's a unique way of putting it. I didn't consider myself a writer, I just like to write. Thanks for the insight. Have a great day.
Mary
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You're welcome!
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divadejunk Premium
I'm a blogger :)
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Brendie Premium
Yay!
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LouisaB Premium
Brendie, thank you for clarifying that great information. There are people who are writers but don't take the credit for it.
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Brendie Premium
True! And, you're welcome!
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Loes Premium
I am way more a writer than a talker, I often say the dumbest things or just can find the right words in time, and on paper, I can think things over, re-write, delete, write again etc.
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Brendie Premium
I call that 'lack of communication between the brain and mouth.' Or brain stall. It stops while I'm trying to find the right word or words. Frustrating. Then, I usually have to describe what it is I am trying to find the word for. Downright irritating at times!
But, I am practicing. The look on other peoples' face while you stand there trying to find words is not encouraging.
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Loes Premium
Haha, no indeed, that look...
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MKearns Premium
Also if you proofread and correct your writing Brendie, that makes you an editor as well!
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Brendie Premium
I knew something was missing! True! Thank you for your comment!
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