A writer is someone who:
A. loves to write.
B. writes stuff that other people love to read.
C. has work that has been purchased by a publisher.
D. is paid to write by an employer.
E. makes a living by writing.
F. has written a book.
G. has had a book published.
H. has had more than three books published.
I. other. _____________________
During the last four years I have bounced around from one of the above definitions to another. Why can't I settle on one idea? Each definition carries enormous implications. As soon as I begin to settle, I feel the need to change my mind.
What do you think? I'm beginning to think there is no right answer. If you want to be a writer, then be one. If you feel you are a writer, you are. So, say so!
"I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world." --Walt Whitman