You just finished writing a paragraph, or that one stanza. Then suddenly, (see below)
You just "know" you're a writer. You type out that last sentence or final words. You sip your coffee (or whatever keeps your cup company), and you pause, then you sigh, and you say to yourself, "I am a writer!" When did you have that experience?
Wow..I wish I could say I had that experience..Congratulations!
Chapter 6 of my first novel. It was the moment I realized that I had no choice but to finish it. That compulsion sealed the deal, and a writer I have been ever since.
I was in second grade at the direction of the most influential teacher I've ever had.
My short story was called "A Trip to the Amazon." I won a short story competition against a bunch of 5th graders. I was so proud.
I'm been writing on and off since, but only because life often calls me away from it. I have never stopped enjoying writing.
Probably when I was 11 years old. I wrote my very first poem and received commendations on it at school when I entered into a contest. I have been writing poetry and short stories ever since. Great question.
I don't think I had one "a-ha!" moment. Whenever we used to get writing and compositions exercises in primary/secondary school I was thrilled. As I grew older, I started realizing that I was one of the very few people in class who actually enjoyed and looked forward to writing exercises.
I found writing to be the best way to traverse through my frantic imagination at the time. Since then I've written many short stories and a few poems (most of them not very good!). It's too bad I don't get to write all that much anymore, though. That said, writing and publishing a novel is still on my bucket-list!
wow when did I realize I was indeed a writer? How awesome is this question.
when I write and I cant quit and then i realize people actually wanted to read what I write. it took me a long time to realize that. I do love writing and I get more excited all the time.
Sip more coffee, enjoy it, take a relax deep breathe. Do nothing yet. The mind freezes if you keep asking the same question, it is just expecting more of your unfinished question. It has the answer just wait and listen.
I usually have this experience when I am distracted, when I am still at school leaving near the noisy city.
I don't feel that I myself am a writer when I sip my coffee. I feel that I am a writer in my dreams.
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