It’s funny that you think she is a troll, because she is exactly right. It’s even funnier that you’re actually mad that the whole point of her post is that you have to put forth the work and effort to earn the title, and that writing is just as hard or challenging as drawing. Or did you just completely miss that?
You cannot be called a writer if you do not write your story down and cultivate it into a story. A story that only exists inside your head is still a story, but it’s not a written one, and therefore you are not a writer because you have nothing written.
There’s nothing insulting or offensive about that. It’s a fact.
It’s also a fact that you need to shut the hell up. You think I’m “mad?” Funny. If I were mad that she was right, then I would’ve said much more than that.
She says that anyone who doesn’t have written work hasn’t tried. Fact is, it’s not easy to write. Even with a herculean amount of effort, sometimes you just can’t do it. It’s hell. There are people who have amazing ideas to write that simply can’t write - either by disability, or some other issue. That doesn’t make them any less of a writer.
Believe what you want. I don’t care. It’s my sincere belief that you and the original poster are dead wrong. You don’t need written work to be a writer. You don’t need to be writer to be a storyteller. Hell, you can have a mish-mash of notes scribbled here and there on scraps of paper - or kept in your mind for safekeeping - for a story and still be considered a writer. But remember that some people can’t hardly write, type or draw due to issues, disability or difficulty. That doesn’t put them on a lower level than someone with written, polished work.
In the end, it’s a matter of perception and personal interpretation. It’s a fact that I’m done giving a shit what you think anymore. You want to think I haven’t put years of my life into writing? Go ahead. You want to think those who don’t have stories written aren’t writers? Go ahead. You want to think that I don’t have anything of my own written down? Go ahead. I don’t care anymore.
I think that you don’t need anything written to be a writer. I don’t care that you disagree. Not anymore. And that’s the end of it. Good day.
Statement: Writers are people who write
Rebuttal: Fuck off you ableist troll
The funny thing is, I didn’t even say you had to finish things. Or be very good at it. Just try. Because, like you said, it’s hard work! And hard work doesn’t get done by throwing tantrums on Tumblr.
I’m pretty sure, say, Christy Brown, who managed to be an actual celebrated writer and an actual celebrated painter even though he had only had control of one foot, would have been a tad narked if people had told him he didn’t need to go to all that effort to be a novelist, poet and artist - he could have just asked people to call him that.
Also why are people who can write vitriolic rants about how they don’t care about someone’s opinion trying to speak on behalf of people who can’t write? I am confused.