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How do you refer to yourself?



How do you like to be known?

Writer
113
52%
Author
38
17%
Poet
25
11%
YWSer
9
4%
Pat Buchanan
11
5%
Other (chat in the thread!)
23
11%
 
Total votes : 219


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Lumi says...



We all like to sound fancy in the writerly world! But how do you like to be known by your peers, family, friends, and enemies? Did I say enemies? I meant competition!

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Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:48 am
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ChildOfNowhere says...



I mean, master is a pretty good one. Siri calls me that all the time.

I usually go with "writer". The difference is in one's standing in the publishing process, IMO, so I'll probably go with "author" more often once I have something to say I'm the author of — like my novel, once it's published or on its way.
Technically, though, I do have a story published, so I guess I am an author, but for now it feels like I don't quite deserve that title yet.

I also quite like "storyteller". I think there's a difference between being a writer and being a storyteller, or at least that they can't quite be used interchangeably. I've been called both, and I agree with being both, so either is a title I'll proudly wear no matter whom I'm talking to.
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:18 am
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Feltrix says...



Ideally, I'm Stormaggeddon, Dark Lord of All, not to steal from Doctor Who...

If I'm coming up with author titles, I like Loremaster or Keeper of the Archives, but I don't actually call myself either. I think of myself as the author of my book, but what I really do is write. I'm a writer.
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:40 am
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Holysocks says...



I use writer! 'Author' always sounds too formal (and a little pretentious <.< but that's just my thoughts) to me. I write stuff, I don't 'auth' stuff. ;)
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PrincessInk says...



I guess I would be known as a writer, because I thought "author" was more like a published writer (e.g. C. S. Lewis is the author of The Horse and his Boy.

But writing is more like a side-activity to me and I don't think I'll be a full-time writer when I grow up, so my family won't really call me a writer ;)
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:12 am
Kaylaa says...



I've gone by poet awhile now, since that's what I am--nothing too special about it, haha.

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Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:23 am
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StellaThomas says...



None. I'm not any of those things officially or by profession; I just say that I "like writing."
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TheSilverFox says...



Since I'm both a poet and writer (and have been extensively involved in each), and have had a few essays published in the past, I guess I could call myself multipotentiate, or an poet-writer, or a writer-poet, or maybe even a Renassiance writer. Or just myself. :P
S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
a persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma per ciò che giammai di questo fondo
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Lightsong says...



Writer. Because I think it encompasses both poetry and story writing - *read @TheSilverFox's post* It doesn't encompass both? ;-;

Ideally, though, laureate. ;)
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:23 pm
TheSilverFox says...



@SirLight: Usually I just assume writer to mean prose, while poet just refers to well, poetry, although I'm not absolutely sure about that? In the loosest sense, writer can definitely refer to both poetry and prose, since they are still forms of writing. So I also wouldn't mind calling myself a writer.

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S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
a persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma per ciò che giammai di questo fondo
non tornò vivo alcun, s'i' odo il vero,
senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo.

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Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:58 pm
Snoink says...



I am working on a book in which I am mostly doing editing work, so... Editor, I guess.
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Rosendorn says...



In professional settings, I use the real world job description of community manager.

In an informal setting, I circle between writer and YWSer.
A writer is a world trapped in a person— Victor Hugo

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ScarlettFire says...



I'm a writer/author/poet/artist/YWSer. I'm not just one thing. XD
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Sonder says...



I am an artist. A lot of my work encompasses many forms (visual and written) and I find it difficult to stay in just one area. :)
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TheMaieuticMesmerist says...



I like to think of myself as a word-smith, but most of the time I would say I'm a writer-poet (poet being the primary)
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