- May 28, 2018
Are there any amateur/budding/unpublished writers on this forum? I can't seem to find any subject on this anywhere. Would be lovely to have a thread for this as I am an unpublished writer.
Whatever you do, please for the love of all the literary gods, do not "self publish".Are there any amateur/budding/unpublished writers on this forum? I can't seem to find any subject on this anywhere. Would be lovely to have a thread for this as I am an unpublished writer.
Just because its easy to upload
https://goodereader.com/blog/commentary/self-publishers-should-not-be-called-authorsyour written word, so that it can be downloaded to another machine does not make you an author, any more than me buying a stethoscope allows me to be called a doctor. A “singer” is someone who sings. A “professional singer” is someone who makes a living from singing. There is a stark contrast between being a writer and being a professional author.
https://samtamlyn.wordpress.com/articles/self-publishing-sucks/What I’m referring to, however, is the self-publishing of print books, such as novels and how-to guides. Despite my long-time love affair with the Internet and with user-generated content in general, I despise the self-publishing industry and all it stands for.
I believe that self-publishing provides a disservice not only to writers, but also to readers.
Sounds like a lot of butthurt to me.
I prefer Stephen King's take on the matter.I find it a lot like these morons that are so called youtube stars. Please kill me now.
Did you notice the links you posted were blogs articles? Now if that's not the epitome of modern self-publishing, nothing is.I find it a lot like these morons that are so called youtube stars. Please kill me now.
FTFYI write a short story or some rhymes every once in a while.
Post on Tumblr occasionally.
I agree that you are not a professional writer unless you get paid for it though, so won't call myself that.
Nothing wrong with it. I am one myself. Claiming to be a writer is, in my opinion however, obnoxious.FTFY
So what's wrong with being an amateur writer? The world is full of talented amateurs.
Mortymoose is a great example.
First rule of creative writing: Show, don't tell./snip
Right.....any inventive writers to get this going?? Gothic might be a good start.....
So you're obnoxious now?Nothing wrong with it. I am one myself. Claiming to be a writer is, in my opinion however, obnoxious.
Yet you say 'I am one myself'. Or do you mean you have been published?The way I see it, if you have work published (not by yourself on the internet) then you can claim you are a writer.
Everyone can write, but not everyone is a writer.
So you're obnoxious now?
Yet you say 'I am one myself'. Or do you mean you have been published?
Writing is a broad discipline
I'm not asking your opinion, I'm debating definition. Either you use the dictionary definition or you reject it and make your own, right?I write as an amateur.
I do not claim I am a 'writer'
You do not have to agree with me. As I said, it's just my opinion.
Do what you will.
Debating upsets you?By definition you are a writer if you write e-mails all day.
I'm not going to argue about nonsense all day either.