So You Want to be a Writer

Thanks to PhD in Creative Writing for calling my attention to Cathy Day’s terrific blog post: Last Lecture: “Am I a Writer?”

It is well worth reading in full. I especially like this bit:

Nobody—no degree-granting institution, no teacher, no editor, no association—grants you the status of writer. You don’t need anyone’s permission to be a writer. You have to give yourself permission.

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