Three types of writers

With the New Year just around the corner you may be thinking about writing that novel or story in 2017. Nothing wrong to having a goal about writing. In reality, writing is a good way to keep your mind active and strong.

From my experience there are three types of writers: the hobby writer, the amateur writer, and the professional writer. It is a good idea to figure out which writer you are, and most of us will fit in two categories the hobby writer and amateur writer.

  • The hobby writer is a person who enjoys writing in his/her spare time by creating poems, stories and keeping a journal. This person loves creating with words and there’s nothing wrong with that.
  • The amateur writer is a person who has the desire to become published by writing a novel and searching for techniques to take his/her writing to the next level.
  • The professional writer is published and has established his/her writing career.

The vast difference between the hobby and amateur writer is that the amateur writer is searching out ways to improve his/her craft by reading novels and books on fiction writing, taking a class, attending a writers group, writing, and learning from his/her favorite authors.

Another huge difference writing a novel takes commitment, dedication, and passion. These three words, weed out the amateurs and the hobbyists for writing a novel isn’t easy and at times just plain old difficult.

There is no greater thrill to have a complete manuscript ready to be edited at your fingertips at the end of the first phase.

Happy Thanksgiving 

With Thanksgiving almost here, I thought I would share my thoughts. Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings and to be with family. In a few days, I will be gathering with my family, and I’m looking forward to it.

The one thing I am thankful for the ability to read. We as a society take reading for granted, and don’t give it a second thought. There are many in our society who struggled to read a simple text. 

1 in 5 people struggled to read due to Dyslexia.  

In these individuals, reading is a difficult task because the left side of the brain has a hard time decoding language, and doesn’t connect with the pathways that form the ability to read. 

In school, when we were taught to read; our minds were forming the pathways and connections to decode language on the left-side of the brain.  

If you are a parent, you’ve seen this process of learning to read developing in your child. 

How does struggling to read affect a person’s life? 

Imagine trying to decode a simple post on Facebook with some of the letters flipped or having no phonics to words while reading. 

A person taking a long time to fill out forms for medical or job application trying to decode letters and comprehend the information. 

This is a hidden struggle in our society, but slowly is emerging into the light.

I hope you found this post helpful to you. 

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