Category Archives: Writing

Writers Write

If you are a writer, then you write.  If you aren’t writing, are you a writer?  Maybe you have written.  Maybe you will write.  But, for me, being a writer is literally being a writer.  You are only a writer when you are writing.

When I am not writing, I’m not really a writer at that moment–I am a guy thinking about getting back to my chair so that I can once again be a writer.  Of any of the things that I am in life, being a writer is one that I enjoy more than most.

I do disagree with those who think being a writer is something that you can achieve.  You cannot achieve it.  Ernest Hemingway was a writer.  At this moment he is not.  I am writing as this moment, in this moment I am a writer.  Writing is a gift God gives to the living–the living who take the time to actually do it.

I know, my definition of a writer is very different from most, but it makes the most sense to me.  It explains why I don’t feel right when I’m not writing.  It reminds me that I am never finished.  It reminds me that, today, I am alive and the world had better be better for it in some way, or I wasted the gift.