Most of us read books nowadays, and that’s just how it’s becoming. Books are slowly coming back as a popular demand for people and I love that. Books are something that all people should have the privilege of reading a book, and more so in the future, because I know that in the future books will probably waver over ‘Dump’ and ‘Keep’ boxes. That’s something that all readers don’t want to happen, but we can never know.
But, I don’t think that just because we read books, people should immediately stereotype us as a writer. Just because I read books- a lot of books I might as well add- does not qualify me as a writer.
I’ve seen so many bloggers here on WordPress talk about their novels that they are writing, and the progress they’ve made as they’ve been writing their books. Don’t get me wrong- I love those posts, it’s so fun to read about how bloggers are advancing in their writing skills to actually put themselves out there by writing a book. But I just don’t think it should be so “Of course.” that a reader is writing a book, or should do it.
The beginning point I am trying to make here is that reading and writing books is two completely different things, and just because you’re a qualified book reader, does not put you in the job application for being a writer.
I am many things, but what’s important at the moment is that I am a blogger who writes about bookish topics on her blog and that I am a qualified A+ book reader.
But does that make me a writer? Yes, I’ve read enough books to be able to gain some sort of experience or idea on how to write a story, and in fact, I think I could. But I’ve realized that I’m not at all good at writing stories, nor am I able to keep a novel long enough to finish it or get to the third chapter.
I’m way to judgemental on myself, and I am sure that can reflect on the erase marks on my papers when I draw, or the amount of edit history my computer has when I am writing a paper. I don’t want to go out of my way to change myself for writing because that wouldn’t be right. But I don’t want to give the illusion that I am a writer.
So overall, I just don’t think that us bloggers or readers should have the stereotype hanging over our heads in bright flashing neon lights telling all that we are writers because some of us like to write but aren’t one to or aren’t capable of writing full blown novels.
Are you a blogger? Are you a writer? Are you a reader? Do you think that this is a stereotype? What do you think of this topic did you like it?
Until next time…
Miss Dino, The Dinosaur Enthusiast.