There are many times in my career as a writer (and yes, I say career even though it’s generated no income for me yet) when I have felt like a fraud. Writers write. It’s what they do. Anyone with an open word document or a notebook and pen can claim to be a writer. But writers also publish. They reach an audience. They connect to people through their writing.
And while it’s all well and good to speak to you on my blog, what advice can an aspiring writer possibly hope to offer other writers? I don’t have an agent. I’m not published. I’m not even self-published. But I’ll let you in on a secret – being published doesn’t make you a good writer. Just as not being published doesn’t make you a bad writer.