Wednesday, October 7, 2020

IWSG: Working Writer or Spastic Creature?
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IWSG: a place where writers and friends share woes or hugs.
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October 7 question - When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like?

Working writer to me means someone who has years of writing experience on their side, a few books published, has done a few interviews, participated in a few writer's conferences, hangs out with other writers, goes insane over deadlines or characters that just don't want to cooperate.

Also, I find it funny how the movies depict a writer as some mysterious, wise--or spastic--person who is looked upon with a degree of reverence.

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I, for one, don't feel anywhere close to being revered or mysterious but I sure do feel spastic!

Am I the only one out there who thinks authors are made to look exotic? What does a working writer look like to you?