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To Define 'Writer'

If you've ever browsed a few profiles or "About Me" pages in the blogging world, you'll probably notice the phrases "aspiring writer", "aspiring author", "writer", "wordsmith" and so on pop up a lot. Recently the number of "aspiring"s caught my attention, particularly "aspiring writer". If someone's aspiring to be a writer, it means they're not yet one, or don't consider themselves to be one.

So what then makes a writer...well, a writer?



Maybe first we need to clarify the difference between an author and a writer. Let's consult the good ol' Google dictionary, shall we? According to Google an author is:


a writer of a book, article, or document.
And they define a writer as:

a person who has written something or who writes in a particular way.
I was surprised after searching these two up, because Google is essentially saying they're the same thing. In my mind I have a distinct separation betw…

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