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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

IWSG: Working Writer


It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs. You can also join us on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG, or on the Facebook page.

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OCTOBER 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?

MY ANSWER - I feel like a working writer could be anyone who receives pay for their services - hopefully on a regular basis. I see myself as more of a hobbyist now that I spend so much time teaching at the high school and college level. While I am still publishing it is not on a regular or consistent schedule. I write when I have time or the mood strikes. I get published when someone else finds it worthy or matching their own goals.

How about you? How do YOU define "working writer"?

6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm also busy with my job so writing and getting published when I can is a bonus.

Leigh Caron said...

I agree with your definition of 'working writer." Though it was satisfying when I was a copywriter, it never fulfilled me like writing fiction does.

Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

Getting paid is always a bonus!

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Beth Camp said...

I also taught writing/lit/humanities at the community college level and literally wrote just a little 'between' -- that is, until I retired. Hopefully, you can continue to make some time to write -- even if it's only in the summers. My writing took off when I retired. Hope you don't have to wait that long and that you keep writing!

Diane Burton said...

You are working at your writing, right? Never mind the other job (the one that pays the bills). If you work at writing . . .

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