Are you an author or a writer ?

Cambodia
January 14, 2008 3:53am CST
Many people are authors but not really writers that is they don't write to be read. So many "writers" who are just authors do the things upside down: they write not knowing if there are some interests from potential readers. It is better to do things the other way round: create a blog first, make people know you're an interesting person who has talent for writing and after that write your book. A good example is todolist: she first create a blog, get promoted with many fans, then she wrote a book: http://www.todolistblog.com/ I advise you if you're beginner to start with hubpages this is why: "Why switch to hubpages (hubpages vs triond helium or blogger)": http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-switch-to-hubpages
3 responses
• United States
16 Jan 08
Interesting. I never thought of that myself. That is, whether I am an author or a writer. I know I can write. And I can write good when I am in the mood. But this is another thing for me. I can write only when I am in the mood. Which is not a very good thing. I like to write my ideas out and hope people like the way I write and eventually have someone take the risk to publish my book. The information you gave was interesting, I believe I should pull myself up and get my imagination flowing.
• Cambodia
19 Jan 08
I understand it depends on your mood, but it still doesn't prevent you to try to be in your reader's mind as well as publisher's mind :)
• United States
15 Jan 08
I'm a writer. I write because I enjoy, not to get noticed and make money. So I don't think I do things backwards. I write what I enjoy whether or not anyone else will like it. That has no significance to me. As long as I enjoy what I am doing that is all that matters.
• Cambodia
19 Jan 08
Well happily some people can afford to write for nothing. But for people who needs to make a living from it, they should try to just be realistic.
@zenmachado (1619)
• United States
20 Jan 08
I write for myself and nothing else. Really if others read it and enjoy... well thats merely an added benefit, to my already gift of the mental piece that comes from writing.