Do you doubt your #writing #skills?

Yesterday, I shared with you how much I like the movie Julie and Julia (The joy of being alive through #food and #writing) and last night I thought about a scene from it. After Eric encourages Julie to start a blog, Julie says to him “I could be a writer!” to which her husband replies “You are a writer”. Somewhere in her past, Julie began writing a novel, but, because nobody has been interested in her story, she gave up. This disappointment made her believe she was not a writer.

I often thought about that myself, that I’m not a writer until my work is published, or until I’ll be satisfied with my writing (as if that would ever happen). I’m really on the fence with this one.

So, I ask: if you’ve never been published that means you’re not a writer?

Someone said there’s a difference between those who get published and those who don’t. Writers write. Therefore, if you write, you’re a Writer. Those whose writings get published are called Authors. Kind of a level up. Or, rather, the top of the level.

How do you feel about it? Are you doubting yourself? Published or not published, do you consider yourself a writer? Do you think there are some steps or something like a ritual (ironically speaking, of course) you need to go through in order to become a writer? Anyone can write, but that doesn’t make everyone a writer, right?

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh yeah, I doubt my writing skills all the time. And you know what? I think that anyone that doubts their writing skills ARE the true writers.

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    1. moonraven44 says:

      Really?! That’s a nice way to look at thigs. Thanks.

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  2. Jasrameshen says:

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