I thought this was a post about Writers vs. Authors. What's with the Batman symbol?
Once again, I had one heck of a trippy dream, and I have to give Batman Begins credit for incorporating itself into my subconscious. But it also made me think. Writers. Authors. Is there a difference between the two?
According to this, there is, but then I wondered. There's several definitions out there. My favorite is this one, where writer and author are synonymous (someone who writes (books, stories, articles or the like) professionally). The difference? Anyone who can jot characters down is a writer while an author is someone who originates, completes, and publishes something.
Can you be an author and not be published?
That's where Batman comes in.
We watched Batman Begins the other night for jolly's sake and then went to bed. I lay there thinking about the new book I have just finished and went through that normal feeling of doubt, of the anticipated rejections that are sure to come. Then, sometime, in the middle of the night, I had a dream that went something like this--
Who are you?
My name is Liam, but I speak for your subconscious, the part of you that feels undervalued, the part of you who can offer you a reminder.
What makes you think I need a reminder?
Someone like you is a writer by choice. You have been exploring words and sentence structure, but of all your ideas and accomplishments, you still doubt yourself.
And what reminder can Liam offer?
I am a part of you who shares a love for stories and wishes to share them with the world. A reminder that becoming published is possible.
You're just a dream.
No, no, no. Dreams are unconscious ramblings that build a writer’s imagination. They can be forgotten, or ignored. But, if you take notes, make yourself more than just a writer, if you devote your time every day, and if you never give up, you become something else entirely.
Author, Mister King.
I had a conversation with Liam Neeson . . . in my sleep.
In the end, it's about attitude. If you work passionately, think professionally, and are CONSTANTLY VIGILANT . . .
(Thanks, Moody . . .)
. . . then you're an author to me, on the shelf or not.
Are you a writer or an author? Are they the same or are they different? Is this topic lame, inane, or insane?
I'm David, and should I watch The Dark Knight now?
REMEMBER! This Monday, I have a title announcement to make for my latest project. It'll be a virtual party, so bring virtual donuts and some assorted virtual juices.