Wikipedia says this:
The word is almost synonymous with author.Skilled writers are able to use language to portray ideas and images, whether fiction, non-fiction or creative nonfiction. A writer may compose in many different forms including poetry, prose, or music. Accordingly, a writer may rank as a poet, novelist, copywriter, composer, lyricist, playwright, mythographer, journalist, screenwriter for film or television, etc.
That’s quite a broad spectrum. An online definition says a writer is one who writes a particular text. That’s it. I call myself a writer because I am a writer. I don’t think I’m one. It’s not a hobby. It’s what I do. I always have. And according to wikiwikipedia I can fall under that category a few times over. Poet, novelist, lyricist. My favorite? Mythographer. That one sounds so…well, mythical. From Greek mythografia, writer of legends. Love it.
I write this because an epic friend of mine and fellow writer, Allie Burke wrote a post called Aspire No More. She yells outloud she is a writer. Point? Many people who do what I do, who put pen to paper or fingers to keys are still aspiring. They don’t consider themselves writers. Something about the community that makes them afraid to admit or reveal that they are. So they say, to feel safe, they are aspiring. Aspiring for what?
Aspire. Direct one’s hopes or ambitions toward achieving something.
Well this is a writer’s blog and I thought I would share my thoughts on the matter. Allie says I was a great inspiration to her. I am humbled by that. I started sharing whatever poetry and writing I had imagined for one purpose-to share it. A goal of mine was to inspire. A goal of mine was to get someone, anyone to think about things. To look within themselves and find something they never knew they had. God uses us and when we listen, we can hear Him clearly. It is my way of sharing love, God, Christ and salvation.
…and I know in my heart of hearts that God called me to this. It is one of the things I do best. Now I know not everyone can be a writer just like everyone can’t be a singer. But reread that. It’s a false statement. If what you want to do is write–do it. If you want to write for the Lord–write for Him. some people are afraid to sing. Some Christians are afraid for fear of being ridiculed that they may not sing like the guy from Mercy Me. With singing, God hears a beautiful sound as long as the heart is after His. Is writing any different? Nope.
Take joy my king
in what you hear,
let it be a sweet,
sweet sound in your ear.
In your ear.