It’s pretty simple.
People always ask, what makes them a writer? A “real” writer? What justifies them claiming to be a writer? But it’s pretty simple.
You’re a writer if you write.
Ask yourself the question: Do I write? If yes, then I’m a writer.
Publishing sometimes happens but it’s rarely in a writer’s control. There are ways to make publishing more likely (hard work, good feedback, finishing what you start, etc.). But still, publishing — especially traditional publishing…