There are many definitions of the word writer in the world. Webster says a writer is "one who writes". Oh how bland a description for who and what a writer actually is. I kind of like the definition above. It gives a lighthearted look at one part of a writer's life, but still, even this definition doesn't quite cover what I see a writer is, so I decided to make up my own definition:
W...wordy. We live by the word, live FOR the word and try our best to arrange those words in such a captivating way they are not forgotten.
R...reader. Those pesky words tempt us at every turn. We know what it is like to gather words around us, to drown in them until we are taken to another place and time. We as writers cherish the spoken word and try our best to share that love with others.
I...inspired. The lives of others captivate our interest. The world around us fascinate and challenge us to present it's stories so others feel inspired as well.
T...talented. There is an inherited gift every writer has. The gift to string words together to tell a story. Some come by this talent naturally and others through hard work but all have it.
E...entertainer. We live to entertain with our words. Some stories are infused with humor while others may bear our pain, but all show a part of our innermost spirit to the world.
R...ready. No matter the obstacles, no matter the challenges, a true writer is always ready to test themselves. To reach for that spark of creativity within, to draw words close to them and mold them into something no one else could create.
What type of writer are you? The Webster kind or something more?