Dictionary.com defines writer as a person who commits his or her thoughts, ideas, etc.,
But there’s so much more to “being a writer” than that particular definition. I could tell you about a dozen different jobs a writer has along with that definition. All of which I LOVE.
1 The writer/business person
When your out there say touring with your book and even before that you have especially with a NEW writer you have to figure out promoting. That’s also a very crucial step in making your book successful. Now myself I have no idea how I would do that just yet; however I do think about it a lot. I think that it would be a fun and interesting journey.
Part-two of the writer/business person is that you also have to know the in’s and out’s of the publishing industry. I know a little from reading Writer’s market, but I can’t wait to learn more.
2 Being a good role model
Now I’m mentioning this because my book falls under young adult I don’t if it would still count under any of the other genres, but if you’re a children’s and young adult writer that’s definitely important. If I do ever make it to the professional level I would want to be somebody that’s okay for kids to idolize. That and I also wouldn’t want to be a major let down if I were a kid’s hero.
3 The writer/teacher
To me I would want kids who read the Jenny Mac books to be able to take away something from reading the books like for instance book two I have a few points that I hope to get across to kids. The main topic being don’t hate and accept people for who they are. I always want someone to be able to learn something when they pick up one of my books.
4 The writer
The part where you actually get to sit down and figure out what you want to write and how the story is going to go. Then it takes your mind on journey as you write the book with every twist and turn along the way.
Writer: a person who commits his or her thoughts, ideas, etc., Yeah that’s part of it but I’m so glad to say that we wear many other hats along with it, and I can’t wait to wear them all.