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Does loving writing means you can be a writer?



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Does loving writing means you can be a writer?

I have this dilemma if can I really consider myself a writer by just loving writing. I basically love writing, I write few articles, these are school related articles. I cannot say that am good or what because I just can't organize my thoughts when I wanted to write something so I end up writing just common things and my grammar is quite bad. I really wanted to be a writer, but I just don't know how to be one. I just love writing, even though I write few school related articles I can't say it's perfectly done. When I try to let my friend read it, she just says it's okay.
When can you say that you're a writer? Does writing a few makes you a writer?

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JoeMilford

I love basketball, but I am terrible at it. I love playing certain video games, but I am not that proficient with them. That does not mean that I do not thoroughly enjoy these activities. I will also keep practicing at them; however, I will never be professional basketball player, and I recognize this. In other words, do what you love, and enjoy it to the fullest; however, to do it as a profession is a totally higher level of dedication, talent, experience, practice, and discipline. When it comes to writing, you will never perfect your craft; you can always get better at it, but that comes with reading and writing constantly. Loving to write is awesome though, and I appreciate and respect anyone who has tre passion for what it is that they are doing.



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Baburra

Good point. Although, with your love for basketball you could just become an analyst or a coach or probably just about anything else that is connected with that world aside from being a pro player, and I think that can also be applicable to writing. Perhaps if writing a novel seems like too big of a goal then maybe just make a smaller goal like writing children's books or something of that nature.



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JoeMilford

Baburra,
Thanks so much for this perspective here. You are absolutely right in what you are saying, and you opened my mind up a bit. You have also given other writers here a good suggestion about the versatility they might have that they have not yet realized or explored.



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DarthHazard

That is actually such a good point and a well-explained point. A lot of people love different things but it does not mean that they are amazing at it. Think about how many fans different sports have. Football is such a global sport, but I doubt every single fan is amazing at football. But that doesn't stop them from enjoying the sport. Loving to write definitely helps you become a good writer but that doesn't mean if you don't like it that you cannot be good at it.



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jeffreyjose48

I don't think so. Writing is gift to the few. Just like music also. There are people who loves music. When you hear them sing. You will say that music do not love them. Yet they love music their voice is terrible.



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jeffreyjose48

I think there is a great chance for those who love writing can be a writer. But I believe that there are really people who are expert in writing. Those who love writing can diligently practice writing and eventually can become good writers.



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rj02jogoy

Yes, you can be a writer by doing what you love. There are so many ways to develop your writing skills for example by reading books and watching movies. But don't feel discouraged if you are not yet a good writer but keep practice and do it regularly.



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Barida

You're right in the sense that it goes down to passion and what we enjoy doing. The thing with writing is that the more one writes, the better the contents as well.



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DanoCath

Yeah, that's what I am exactly doing right now. I guess there's still hope for me, I just need to work hard and practice more. Thank You for giving me such confidence to myself.



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Barida

You've got to read up things about writing and see how it is going to assist you in getting better at what you write. It's not always easy, but persistence helps at the end of the day.



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Tronia

Just look up the definition of the word "writer" - it is a person that writes. So, it doesn't matter what you're writing, whether it's good or bad, you can still be considered as a writer. Obviously, if you don't write frequently then I wouldn't apply that title to you but you said that you've written some things before and enjoyed it so go ahead and call yourself a writer! There are differences between the professional writer and free time writers though.

Regardless of what others might say. If you are truly passionate about writing, then stick with it. Do you think that every writer succeeded with the first thing they've written? No! They learned and evolved. Try to work on your mistakes and don't give up.



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iamawriter

In the context of what we are dealing here as forum posters and bloggers 'writer' means more than who just writes. The writer must have good command over the language and must also have ideas to develop



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DarthHazard

You can become a writer if you believe in yourself. Don't give up. Try to share your articles amongst a few strangers as well so that their opinions of it won't be biased, I'm sure a lot of users here, like me, will gladly read your articles and give feedback on it. Likewise, ask your friend what they think of your article and how you can improve it. You can develop your article writing skills by honing in on your weaknesses.



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Barida

I agree with you that taking out time to practice writing is the best thing to do as regards getting better with writing. It is not always easy, but I believe that it is always possible for one to get better as more articles are being written.



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Authord

Well it depends, maybe your question can be tampered a little bit to "Can someone who loves writing be a good writer". because the fact that someone loves writing, has automatically made him/her a writer as long as language is concerned.
Like in football, someone that loves footballing is already a footballer, but not a professional footballer, because he is not yet good, or should i say perfect,it all boils down to how you understand your self. and how you nurture the best in you out. because no nobody was born a good writer, they made themselves what they are.
So whether you believe you can or you believe you can't you are right.



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Baburra

I think anyone who puts their mind into anything can achieve their goals, but it should be approached with hard work and objectivity. It might also depend on what type of writer you would like to be, and in my opinion there is always a space for any type of writer, even those who are a bit more unconventional. If you look at people like Hunter S. Thompson, you can see that he carved his own niche instead of following the path of the traditional writers before him. If you want to do something simpler then you could also consider writing short children's storybooks, which I think is equally just as important as writing long novels, because I think both require a unique voice anyway to be noticed.



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TheArticulate

If you have the passion for writing and the desire to be a writer, then yes, you most certainly can be a writer. None of us are perfect writers, so if it takes have two or three people proof read your work before you publish it, then so be it, that's what it will take! With our means of self-publication and blogging online, I think you can easily be a writer and have your work reach large numbers of people very easily. But that being said, I wouldn't count on being the next Stephen King or famous novelist like that. Certainly learn from people like that and strive in every way to be comparable to those who you draw inspiration to, but don't do it for the sole purpose of being on their level. Do it because you love it!



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focusedwriter10

I agree with you. It is all about passion and improving the skills. There are so many authors who were once at the point you are in. But, through passion, commitment, and persistence they have improved.

Also, if you feel that you have great information to pass, all you need is hiring proofreaders and editors before publishing.Every known author was once an amateur. keep going.



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Painterly

The answer to your question will ultimately depend on your personal definitions. If by the term "writer" you mean "a person who writes", then, of course, you have satisfied your requirements. However, if you mean "a person who gets paid a living wage to write", sadly, the answer is a no. While passion is a useful motivator, more is required. The good news is that writing is a skill, not unlike any other, in which you will harvest what you sew. If you practice, seek out education on the topic, and ideally find a mentor who can help guide you personally, there's no reason that you couldn't have some measure of success!



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Keibah2

Loving writing does not necessarily mean that you can be a writer. Even though it is inherent in some people. I love paintings but I'm not a painter
writing is talent as well as a skill. To be good at your talent, you would need to learn certain skills.
so just loving writing can not make you a writer.



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SKMassey

I don't believe that loving writing is enough to be a writer, although, it's enough to become one. Loving writing puts you most of the way to becoming one. You're already a giant leap ahead of anyone who is trying to write just for the money. Being a true writer takes devotion, and you have to feel like you have a reason for doing it. I've always found it hard to work up the initiative and confidence to put together any writing worth mentioning. Getting started is usually the hardest part for me, but then keeping a longer piece going can be just as challenging. Sometimes, I don't think that passion is enough.

I found that in order to really think of myself as a writer, I had to finish one of my creations first. I started out just writing down a story off the top of my head in Google Docs, and after about fourteen pages, I started getting more serious about it. After about nine months due to on and off writing, I had a decent seventy four page novella. It's not the best, and I still feel like it's a little scatter brained, I finished a piece. In conclusion, after I finished that first creation, I knew that I had the devotion that it took to call myself a writer.



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radiowaves

It helps, but it isn't enough. I would say that more than loving, the important thing is to feel passionate about it. Loving writing means you enjoy it, but feeling passionate about it means that it is something you actively seek. Like most human skills, I believe that writing is composed of talent and hard work; you can't do anything about talent, but you can always work harder. You just need to train yourself by writing a lot, studying and reading.

If writing is something you truly feel passionate about you're going to be trying to do it whenever you can, which is definitely a start; practice makes perfect, after all. And of course reading is important; and I don't meant just studying, which is definitely a must, but reading to try to internalize the tricks and tools of all the big writers. Even if you don't want to write literature and instead want to focus on journalism or creating content, reading will help you familiarize yourself with language and its many nooks and crannies. So, adding to the idea that "being passionate about writing is what will help you become a writer" I would add that you also need to be passionate about reading.



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wiseagent

Not at all. The fact that you like something doesn't automatically make you able to do that.

It's a very simple concept, for example: I love eating very well, but it will be hard for me to become a master chef. I just like to cook what is necessary because I don't have much patience to study the foods and all those endless processes to create the dishes (but I know if I want, I can become one).

The fact that you like to write doesn't make you a writer, but it can turn you into one depending on your actual interest in the activity.



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galegatling

In my personal opinion, I don't think so. I mean, if you love to write, that doesn't mean that you are a greater or you can be one. Some people just love a lot of things including me. I love to write, but I am and will never be a great writer because I know my limitations and I know that there are other people more deserving the spot that I would take if ever I pursue writing. So I love writing as a hobby. ^_^ Some could be a great writer too.



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CampingNana

I think putting down your thoughts and encouraging others in a positive manner is great writing. Who can really say whether or not you are a great writer? If you feel good about what you are sharing with others then that in my opinion is a great writer. Basically the way you look, act, speak, dress and respond to people who show an interest in your writing and or work has everything to do with the way you present yourself as a good writer and human being. Sometimes your readers are really not even interested in your content, but may be interested on how trustworthy you are and want to deal with an honest, dependable, confident writer. I believe the manner in which you display yourself is just as important as your writing itself.



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Tangale

Yes and no. But yes on the higher side. It takes a lot to bea writer and it all starts with loving to write. However the key to be a writer
is having something to write. You need to create content in your mind and
stremline it into wods. It all starts with the thoughts then the build up. Writing
is like telling a story. You actually need a story for you to tella story.



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tiffiecute

It's a portal of entry to the world of writing. Anyone can be a writer. But to have that exceptional skills and talent is not overnight. From the moment we stepped into our first school, we were taught to read. Being a writer is a choice. Being skillful and destined to be a professional or talented writer, is something else. Well, it's a gift.



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DoughBreezy

This is actually a good question. I was going to answer yes to your question about if you love to write can you be a writer until I read a few responses. The reason why I would've answered yes is because if you love to write then you are a writer! You may feel like you aren't a good writer but you are a writer. I love to write but I can consider myself the best because I make a few mistakes and my writing isn't as great as many Authors. Sometimes my grammar is incorrect or my diction isn't as strong as I would want it to be. I'm not good at writing poetry, articles and certain essays but I'm excellent at creative writing so I would say that I am a writing. That's when I read a few posts and I saw someone say, "I love basketball, but I am terrible at it."
Yes, you can love something but it doesn't necessarily have to be a profession. I realized that I love nature but I would never be an environmentalist. I love to dance but I can't dance. In other words, I would never be a dancer. If you love something, then yes enjoy it but if you feel like you aren't the best at it and wouldn't succeed in doing it as a profession then you don't have to.



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Corzhens

Yes and no is my answer to this topic. When writing is your passion then maybe you can be a writer. However, a writer needs not only the skills but also the talent. That’s why there are good writers and bad writers. But one thing is sure for me that even if you don’t love writing but you have a passion to express then you can write about it. I had experienced that when I was offered to write articles for the niche that I love. That’s the time I learned that I can also write.



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Martinsx1

The truth is that some people are just good readers and appreciators of a well written article, some are good critics as well. And to be a good appreciator as well as a good critic of any work, one must be a lover of writing. This doesn't necessarily mean such individual would become a writer as well.



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coolavender

No, not anyone who says he/she loves writing can be a professional writer. Writing requires creativity, imagination, intelligence, and above average language skills, among other things. One can always try but there are industry standards that can measure his/her suitability for a writing career. Some people look at writing as a way to express themselves and say that they love to write. There is no guarantee, though, that their written work can be understood by others. Mastery of a language alone doesn't even guarantee that one can be a good writer. A writer has to have an analytical mind to be able to process and share information to readers. A writer uses words to create something new or useful.



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jaymish3

I think once you love something you are halfway there. This is a good sign, however loving something does not make you automatically good at it. Look at athletes or actors. They have the natural talent, but still need to work at it, They go to school, they practice everyday and they take regular courses. This is where you are going wrong. You are not perfecting your art. Take a writing class and make sure that you write everyday, this will improve your work.



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Kakashi2020

Well, it's a good start. Having passion to do something is really the secret to success.

You need constant practice to hone your skills. You can do this by writing articles on subjects that your familiar with. Gradually try taking on unfamiliar subjects.



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Martinsx1

Does loving writing means one can be a good? Well my answer to this question would be that it depends. It's true that it may have an effect on the individual being a writer but there is no guarantee that the effects would be a positive one.



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mitan143

In my opinion, if you love writing and if it is your passion then you can be a writer and if you practice writer's job. And being a writer requires a thorough research and a great skill. I believe writers do writing with substance and can follow writer's rules. But the most effective writer for me is he or she can conveys emotions to the readers and/or can share useful ideas, information, and knowledge.



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aeon

I'm not a writer also, but I love to write. Sometimes to be consider as a good writer, the readers should enjoy your writings and appreciate it. But the problem is, people also has different taste. There are always a critics and fans in every things we do, but as long as we enjoy the things and love what we are doing it's really doesn't matter if we are writer or not.



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treecko142

Well, anyone can be a writer, and loving it in the first place means that you can really improve on your craft and be successful while doing it, you just have to find what genre you really want to write on and improve your skills on it.



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jennyfermanuel

If you are enjoying and loving what you do, you will get a good result. Just keep trying and writing, practice makes it perfect. As long as you are passionate on whatever you do, I believe you can. Anyway, I don't think all the writers write perfectly on their first articles, anyone can make a mistake, but that doesn't mean you will lose hope just because you think your grammar isn't that perfect. Take your failure as your courage to do well. No success is ever achieved in an easy way. Every successful writers experienced difficulty and failures. But that doesn't stop them to get what they dreamed of.
So, I believe you can be a professional writer someday. Good luck Does loving writing means you can be a writer?



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RhealaineS

I love singing. But it doesn't love me back. Maybe the idea is that since you love writing, you will continuously write. As time pass by, you will hone your writing skills. Then there will be a time when you will be considered as a writer.



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mark8625

That is very right. Time will come and you will be one of the best if you put your heart in it. All you need to do is keep on practicing and continue believing on it.



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Chinet23

Loving writing I think is one important factor because when you love what you do you put your mind and heart to it. Writing skills can be honed through time. But to be a good one entails a lot of effort especially if we intend it to be our profession. I think it starts from there and given the right mindset and attitude to learn further and improve in your craft then everything else will follow.



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stbrians

A writer writes and you write. Who are you? A writer.

Writing grows with writing. Practice makes perfect. Write on. You are a writer.



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mark8625

It possibly can be. If the person loves writing then he could be the good writer one day. What he needs to do is keep on practicing his writing capability. I believe that if you love what you doing,you would become successful to it. Keep believing and time will mold you to be the better writer one day.



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Kakashi2020

I do think that you can't go wrong with doing something you're passionate about. If a person loves writing then that means he could be a good writer.



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Jeane

As long you can string together an easy to understand sentence you are a writer. To be a "good" writer is quite different.

Put your 10,000 hours into something and you'll emerge on the other side an "expert?" Fact is passion without knowledge won't get you far.

There are numerous writing genres. To be a successful writer in any particular genre, you need to have learned how to write for that genre. For example how a novel is written is different from the way a script is written. An informative magazine article might not perform that well on the net.

So while a passion for writing might give you the impetus you need to keep going when things get tough what will actually make you a good writer is your willingness to keep learning all you can about the genre that interests you.



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jpk0007

I think loving whatever you do is the very basic and the most important condition to be successful in that field. I guess you can't be a good writer unless you love writing. If you do anything just for the sake of earning money then it is very likely that your enthusiasm for doing it will soon go away after earning some money. if one has to sustain and excel in any profession including writing then he has to love it and enjoy doing it all his life



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menchuuy58

To love writing may or may not make one a writer. If one loves the art of writing and gets himself or herself the proper education, training and exposure, he or she has the great possibility of becoming a successful writer. If one just loves writing but evades himself or herself from practicing or developing the skill, he or she can continue to be a lover of writing.



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nrnlss

If you have enough skills, you can be. It's like everyone can cook, but not everyone can be a chef.



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