Is Being a Writer on Your Resume?

It should be

Lee J. Bentch
Just Thoughts
Published in
3 min readJun 3, 2024

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The letters of an old typewriter
Photo by Wilhelm Gunkel on Unsplash

Labeling oneself as a writer is very legitimate. And it is a title all writers should carry proudly.

When people ask, I confidently tell them, “I am a writer.” Their response is always one of awe, and many quickly admit they have always wanted to be writers.

The reality is nothing is stopping them but themselves.

As writers, we are complex individuals. We are mysterious and intriguing, with minds that never stop working. We enjoy seclusion and being introverted, but we also enjoy a few moments in the limelight.

We enjoy zoning out as we write, oblivious to our surroundings. When I enter my zone, I become one with my laptop, letting energy flow from my brain to my fingers without a second thought.

Sometimes, hours pass, and I lose track of the day. Then I realize I haven’t eaten, peed, or had coffee in five hours. But I was able to crank out three chapters.

I sometimes consider myself Hemingway’s modern-day ego or Tom Clancy’s spirit guide. I’d love to be in the brains of these remarkably creative people as they research and build character development.

I’d love to listen to their conversations with their editors as paragraphs are chopped up, pages rebuilt, and plots and stories…

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Lee J. Bentch
Just Thoughts

I am an author, a technology guy, a grandad, a widower, and a man with many interests. I write to inform and entertain. Email: lee@lbentch.com