When People Say You Aren’t A “Real” Writer
Steph Armstrong

I usually try to stay away from the comment sections. I always get upset after reading them. OK, sometimes even infuriated. People say a lot of things, and they are mostly always wrong. But that doesn’t stop them to openly start online fights and harass other people by trolling on the internet.

However, I wanted to address the issue of the “you’re not real” problem. The sentence becomes problematic once you start believing in it. Of course, I’m not saying one should be delusional or a perfect example of Dunning-Kruger effect, but it’s usually the writers, artists, and musicians that tend to be persuaded their job isn’t real; that it doesn’t matter. What, just because someone earns a living by writing, that doesn’t make him any less important or less skillful in his/her field than a lawyer, for example.

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