In the last few episodes of Diving into Writing, we focus on the overarching theme of imposter syndrome. One of the many ways imposter syndrome can impact you is that it can make you reluctant to claim the title of writer or author.
Mariëlle and I talk about our experience of claiming the title of writer. We identify when and why we chose the moment we did to take the plunge.
Sometimes it helps to take it in steps:
I am a writer.
I am an author.
Although, for many, writer and author are the same thing.
Claiming the title could tell the world and perhaps more importantly, you that will published your manuscript or intend to live off the proceeds of your books. It could signal a transition and claiming the title can lead to you taking writing more seriously and kickstart your career.
Do you call yourself a writer?
Do you prefer writer or author? For what reasons?
When did you start calling yourself a writer?