It’s a long time since I’ve blogged. Busy with all my works-in-process. And progress it is.
I’m reaching my first milestone in terms of writing, considering self publishing route and now for the big question – Writer or Author – What am I?
Well, I’ve always referred to myself as a writer. I write therefore I am. However, I’ve discovered over the last few months it is a raging debate. Huge. Very huge. A massive distinction. I could probably call myself an author.
Simple Definition of author. : a person who has written something; especially : a person who has written a book or who writes many books. : a person who starts or creates something (such as a plan or idea)
Well, in terms of publishing and selling short stories I could call myself an author. I authored two short stories. It sees rather odd using it as a verb. To author or to write? Authoring or writing?
a person who writes books or articles to be published:
a travel/sports/fiction/crime writer
She is a well-known writer of children’s books.
I guess I’m thinking of the terms because of social media. What will I call my Facebook page -writer 0r author? What will call myself on Instagram? Twitter? The mind boggles.
All I want to do is write.
Ah, I’ve solved it.
I shall lead with the verb I use. Write. Writer. So be it.
I shall call myself a writer.
Then again I might change my mind.