Wednesday, October 7, 2020

IWSG: Working Writer or Spastic Creature?

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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?




10 comments:

  1. I think working writers just keep writing. I think it is funny how the media portrays us, but also kind of sad. It's weird what people think sometimes when I tell them I write stories and books.

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    1. For the most part, they treat me indifferently--nothing special. haha! Other times, they share with me their adventures in writing, asking for advice. I think the latter part is cool!

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  2. The real writers are not exotic. They are workhorses. They work and hope for the best.

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    1. That's so true! It's not really glamorous is it? Maybe it might be for really famous ones. What do you think?

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  3. Exotic or overnight successes, which we know doesn't happen.

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  4. I think of a working writer as someone working toward publication. I don't think you have to be published to be one.

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    1. Ooh, great point. That's so true! My daughter isn't published but she sure works her tail off writing!

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  5. It seems that in all the movies about authors they're either neurotic, alcoholic, and/or woefully insecure, or all three. It's why I love IWSG.

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