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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/667559-Are-You-A-Real-Writer-Discussion
by Harry
Rated: 13+ · Book · Opinion · #1490694
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#667559 added September 13, 2009 at 11:29am
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Are You A Real Writer? Discussion
Today's Yahoo VBT group blog topic is "Are You a Real Writer?" It is hosted at the blog of Nancy Famolari. ( http://nancygfamolari.blogspot.com/  )

An excerpt: "One of the writer's groups I belong to wanted people who had been published to sign up as “Published Authors.” I checked out the criteria and discovered, to my surprise, that the only criteria for becoming a”Published Author” was having an advance from a publisher. This seemed a rather narrow criterion, so I asked the person in charge if I was reading it correctly. I was assured that I was, and further, this meant anyone published by a small publisher, e-book publisher, self-published, or unlucky enough to have a NY publisher who didn't give advances, wasn't a “Published, or Real, Author."
"This experience led me to ask the question: What makes you identify yourself as a real writer?"

Please come read the remainder of Nancy's comments, as well as the comments added by readers, including mine. You can add your opinion to the discussion. What makes someone "a real writer"?

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