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When people ask you your profession how do they react when you answer "Writer"?


Just wondering if the general public sees "writing" as a real profession. I have had mixed responses.

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Best Answer Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) says

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Larry Rankin says

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    John Hansen (Jodah) 16 months ago

    I know the feeling Larry.

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    John Hansen (Jodah) 16 months ago

    Yes Dana, I actually get excited if someone seems to show real interest and actually asks more questions, so a conversation may ensue.

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Bill Holland (billybuc) says

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    John Hansen (Jodah) 16 months ago

    Maybe I should try that Phyllis, but don't think it will make a lot of difference.


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Kathleen Cochran says

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    John Hansen (Jodah) 16 months ago

    Great answer Kathleen, thanks

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Robert E Smith (no body) says

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    John Hansen (Jodah) 16 months ago

    Sounds familiar Robert, except the Hub Pages bit. If I mention Hub Pages..it's "What's that?"

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    John Hansen (Jodah) 16 months ago

    Once you establish a name and are recognisable as a writer by the public things are different Mona. Maybe I should move to the Philippines :)

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    John Hansen (Jodah) 16 months ago

    Thanks MizB, it makes you wonder why they even ask if they aren't interested in hearing the answer. I actually published my eBook so I could say I was a "published author" rather than just a writer..makes a slight difference.


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ketage says

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    John Hansen (Jodah) 13 months ago

    Yes, it seems that way sadly.

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Lila Raines says

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    John Hansen (Jodah) 16 months ago

    Great answer Lila, I can relate to everything you say.

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    John Hansen (Jodah) 16 months ago

    Thanks for sharing that Ruth, I agree writing is a lot more complicated than some people seem to give it credit for.

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