Daily Archives: 6 August, 2013

Hobbyist or Pro?

There’s a quiz doing the rounds at the moment called Ten Questions to Know if You’re a Pro, about your attitude to writing and other aspects of life, and apparently you can’t be a professional writer, or claim to be a professional, if you don’t answer yes to them all.

These sorts of things annoy me. The questions are a set of arbitrary rules┬ábased around one writer’s experiences, perhaps to justify certain things she does or doesn’t do because it’s a “writerly” thing to do.

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