Who Isn’t a Writer, Anyway?
July 9, 2010 § 6 Comments
Today, I submitted a letter of intent to be a Board member for the Chicago theatre troupe Nothing Without a Company. My niece and niecette need help writing grants and I’ve always wanted to be on a non-profit board. In writing my intent-tions, I discussed my writing experience in business and creative enterprises.
And it got me thinking: who isn’t a writer? I’ve been writing since I could write, right? (Sorry, I’m a bit loopy due to a flu-like virus.) In kindergarten or first grade, letters formed words that went on paper in a certain order. Writing. Sentences to paragraphs to essays to term papers…
Here’s what I have written in the past two months:
– Dozens of emails
– Training materials
– Business proposals
– A wedding ceremony
– Blog posts here and for my company’s blog
– A 12 step program
– Snail mail letters and cards
– Comments on other blogs
– FB statuses
And now, I may be writing grants.
Think about all the writing you do in the course of your days and don’t label it. I bet most of you have written many of these and more. Aren’t you a writer? Maybe we simply specialize. I’m feeling a lot like a generalist these days, but I can say straight out – yep, I’m a writer.