What it Takes to Be a “Real” Writer

I love this. Real writers are people who write!

Pre-published writer is a much better term than aspiring writer. Saying you’re pre-published shows you have goals.

As for me, I think I’m in the very early stages of being a professional writer. I’m finding readers, learning to take myself seriously as a writer, and just barely starting to see results. Taking the leap from hobby to profession made all the difference in the world. I take myself seriously which boosts my confidence. The shift in mindset really did change the way I approach my writing.

Words have power so don’t be afraid to use words to describe yourself that make you feel confident and in control of your destiny. It can make a real difference.

Kristen Lamb's Blog


Since we are only a couple weeks away from NaNoWriMo, I thought this would be a great topic to discuss. If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is? You aren’t a real writer. Kidding! Calm down 😛 .

November is National Novel Writing Month and it’s a fun challenge to see if we have what it takes to write a novel (50,000 words) in one month. Though the challenge is geared toward newer writers, I can attest that writers of all levels join in and it is my favorite time of year. Even though I have written millions of words and five books, I love being part of the challenge because of the creative energy new people bring to the table.

Countless folks will join the challenge just to try and see if they have what it takes to seriously pursue the dream of going pro. Fifty thousand words isn’t…

View original post 2,131 more words