I’ve been walking a lot at work lately. It’s exam season, which in my job requires me to spend time walking between building collecting and dropping off items and ensuring that things run according to plan.This gives me a fair amount of time to think while I’m walking.
Yesterday I started wondering if I am a writer. Is that a label that fits me? Is there something specific that would qualify me to use that title.
I call my partner a writer as he writes fiction (and has been published). I on the other hand, write a journal, a perzine and this blog as well having a number of penpals. Are those writer-ly activities? or do they count as something else. Is writing a umbrella term for a lot more specific activities? If I check off more than , does that earn me that title?
I’m working on a non-perzine based project for the first time ever at the moment and it’s necessitating some research on my part both in terms of reading things, trying things out and speaking to other people about their experiences. Does engaging in these type of activities make me more of a writer than when I’m sitting at home churning out my thoughts and feelings for ellipsis?
I think at this point in my life I am more of a writer than I have ever been yet I still don’t feel able to use that term. What do other people think about this?
(the other bonus to walking around campus a lot is seeing all the lovely flowers and blossom out at the moment)