The definition of what a writer is has been debated within the writing community for ages. What are the parameters? What do you have to have accomplished in order to be considered one? Do you have to finish a novel? Publish something? Get picked up by one of the Big Five houses? Do you need to be on the New York Times bestseller list?
But here’s the thing: if you think you’re a writer, you are one.
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Pinterest has become a great tool for a lot of writers. I have several boards (some mine, some group boards) for writing tips and ideas. But Pinterest also has another purpose—helping you bring your characters to life.
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Maybe you’re not “good enough” to become a New York Times bestseller. Maybe you’ll never get published. But writing doesn’t have to be about those things. You can just write for yourself. If you have something you want to write, be it an epic fantasy novel or a short fanfiction, do it. You don’t have to be the next Shakespeare or John Green or [insert idol here]. You don’t have to write for anyone but yourself. If it makes you happy, that’s all you need.
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A couple weeks ago I promised a list of all the writing resources I’ve come across that have helped me become a better writer. I hope these links can help you as much as they’ve helped me.
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