Don’t Aspire To Be a Writer

Today I saw the phrase “aspiring writer” in someone’s brief biography. But there’s no longer a need to aspire to be a writer. The proliferation of blogs have made it possible for anyone to publish anything at anytime and share it with the world. Sure, the popularity of your writing will vary, but not your ability to do it in the first place. Stop aspiring to be a writer, and be a writer.

Ironically, the aforementioned person’s biography was on Twitter, where they were publishing their own writing, even as they thought they were only aspiring to.

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Justin Thorp Says:

    Amen brother!

  2. Martin Sullivan Says:

    Funny and true.

  3. Molly Mattessich Says:

    Anyone who says that should read Julie Cameron’s “The Right to Write” see http://bit.ly/H7fyU

  4. Mike Russell - @planetrussell Says:

    Aspire not. Write, or write not. There is no “aspire.” –Jedi master Yoda http://tr.im/wA6o

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