Are you a writer, a novelist, an author or a scribbler?

posted Jul 18, 2015, 9:13 AM by David Alan Binder   [ updated May 16, 2016, 7:09 AM ]
Are you a writer, a novelist, an author or a scribbler?
 
"Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I've always called myself an illustrator. I'm not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life." -- Norman Rockwell
 
It is not the term itself that makes the writer, it is not what you call yourself that matters, do others recognize you as a writer?
 
Do you have a way with words?  Do you have big word days?  Do you think of things in ways that others do not think of them?  Do you have the imagination to take an idea to fruition? 
I just started another book, this one is intensely personal and one that I can get deeply and lose myself in and have from the start.
 
I wonder why it took so long for me to think of it.  You may have wondered that same thing; it doesn’t matter, just go with it and it is like latching onto the bumper of a car when you are skates and you just hang on and try to stay on your feet.  (This is a metaphor, do NOT try this!)
 
One of my favorite sayings is, “I’ve never metaphor I didn’t like.”  I use metaphors a lot, a whole heck of a lot; but they have their uses and it translates what I am thinking in to terms which with others can relate.  That is the point of writing and reaching across the divide between the page and your readers eyes and connecting viscerally.
 
To answer the question:  Are you a writer, a novelist, an author or a scribbler?
 
It doesn’t matter what you call it, Dear Wrtiers, just do it, like the Nike slogan says.

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