Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Defining Writers

I spoke about defining writers in my workshop at the CAPE 2013 Homeschool Convention. I thought I would share that section here today!


Which writer are you?

The Hobbyist
You write for fun or for a pastime. It satisfies something in you and gives you new perspectives on life. You may bind something someday - who knows? The idea of becoming a published author is rather intimidating or unimportant at this point. After all, you just write for you

The Casual
You have one or two books, either published or intended to be published. You may market or you may not. You may just be content to "see where it goes". God has only given one or two stories - and you're content with that. You love to write, but hitting it big or becoming famous isn't necessarily that important.

The Dedicated/Professional
You feel called to full-time writing and publishing. Marketing is big to you because you believe the world needs to hear about the story God has given you. You have several books and have plans for many more! Becoming famous would be okay if you, but doesn't necessarily need to happen for you to be happy. You just want to write as many books as possible and be as professional as you can be.

Why is it important to know what kind of a writer you are? Well, because then you know what kind of an author you are or will be. Knowing that sets the foundation for your marketing, your target audience, and more. 

So which writer are you?

Alicia A. Willis is a home-school graduate, published author, and avid historian. She is a firm believer in the principle that one can accomplish anything by substantial amounts of prayer and coffee. Visit her at her blog or Facebook to view her historical-fiction novels and all the goings-on between writing!


  1. I think I'm somewhere between the hobbyist and the professional. Right now, I write as a hobby, but eventually I'm hoping to become published. :)

  2. I'm in between the hobbyist and the day I'm hoping to become published! :D

  3. We have a lot of hobbyists, don't we? But who knows - some of you will be the next big professionals! :)


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