Many folks like to write and some wish to become a writer, of course first they need to learn how to become a writer right? Yes, this is true, but when does an amateur writer become a professional writer? One would say by definition as soon as you actually sell something, but in reality it is the day you decide to try to sell something.
You see my fellow writer, you are a Writer or an Author when you reach the point that you know. No one can take that away from you and this “Professional” or “Legitimate Author” syndrome and the approval from another is bogus.
The day you feel you are a writer, You Are!!! And the day you get paid for your first article, eBook, short story, essay or whatever you are a Professional Writer or Author and once that happens you are indeed by Full Definition a Professional Writer.
Indeed, that is the truth of it. To take that away from anyone who writes articles online and submits them to one of the top online article websites or who works hard to author quality articles is not fair.
Currently, at just over 10,000 articles if I wish to call myself an Author, I have the right, without my other eBooks that have over a 3 million views each on my websites since 1999 or the co-Authored Franchise Book, published by Dearborn in 1998 and still available at Barnes and Noble today and god only knows how many of those have been sold.
Indeed if I wish to call myself a hobby writer in my retirement, I may do that too. It works both ways. I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.