What’s the job of a writer?

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If I want to become a writer, I should at least be able to define what a writer is, right?

  • Is a writer somebody who churns out articles for their editor in a never-ending scramble to keep the bills paid?
  • Is writing a calling?
  • Is a writer somebody who simply has enough writing skill and experience yet no other paying options?
  • Is a writer a magician who creates something from nothing?
  • Is a writer somebody who simply shares information they’re privy to; things we all want to hear?
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So what kind of writer should I be? I think I’m a little bit of them all, except the last one. I don’t work for a politician. I’m not an expert in vaccine distribution. I’m not even a full lawyer. So why would anyone want to read things I write? Where’s my angle? What’s my catch? I’ve never been the popular kid. What am I thinking?

I don’t have anything exceptional to share; I’m wholly unremarkable. So maybe that’s my schtick; I’m not exceptional. And my writing can be a window into my mediocrity. An honest window in a world full of lies.

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Kevin S. Gillespie

Kevin S. Gillespie

I start companies that improve people’s lives by saving them time, stress, and/or money. I love justice. Current Project: instantlawloan.com (reduced-APR loans)

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