What’s the difference between a writer and author?
Does it matter? In EP5 of the eBook Revolution podcast, Geoff Hughes argues that it does. Writers should always be called authors.
If I create anything, I’m the author of that work. Could be a painting, a story, a business plan or a song. It’s irrelevant if its been sold, bought or validated by some professional ‘gatekeeper’.
The art didn’t exist. Now it does. You are the author. End of.
If you have the guts to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and write something that exists in a complete and public form, you are also the author of your work. How it becomes public does not devalue the authorship. The act of creation defines the authorship.
You create. YOU are the author.
Or perhaps you disagree…
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- The secret to self publishing success
- Why admission to the authors ‘club’ may not be what you really need (or want) – Grouch Marx principle.
What’s your take out? Please leave a comment below.