The question popped into my head the other day, if I considered myself a writer or not. I certainly like to write in my blog here but would I be considered a writer if someone other than myself were to ask me that question?
No, I am not a writer.
A writer is one who:
can use perfect punctuation all the time
gets straight As in English class and is/was praised by the teacher
has books published that people pay money to read
belongs to social circles where they talk about literary trends I cannot comprehend
is allowed to stay at the Athenaeum club
proofreads, revises and corrects his work so it flows and is coherent
a writer is a way of describing someone who has these qualities
a writer is someone that I am not.