Just wondering if the general public sees "writing" as a real profession. I have had mixed responses.
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Sounds familiar Robert, except the Hub Pages bit. If I mention Hub Pages..it's "What's that?"
I know the feeling Larry.
Maybe I should try that Phyllis, but don't think it will make a lot of difference.
Most are a bit impressed when I tell them I write short stories, poems and articles on history, cultures, spirituality and mythology. They ask for my website and I pass them a little card I made with all my sites. I rarely see them on my sites though
Yes Dana, I actually get excited if someone seems to show real interest and actually asks more questions, so a conversation may ensue.
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.
When I was a reporter, they were more impressed because they heard me on the radio, but they didn't think of me as a writer although I wrote my own stories and sometimes those of others.
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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Great answer Lila, I can relate to everything you say.
Great answer Kathleen, thanks
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 :)