I had a conversation at a party a few years ago with a woman who wanted to be a writer.
“I’m really good,” she told me. “My adviser said that my thesis was one of the best she had ever read.”
“Well that’s a good start,” I replied. “Do you have a blog or a website?”
“Do you belong to any writers’ groups?”
“No, I don’t have to, I’m already a writer.”
“Have you had anything published?”
“No, but I know I would be a really good writer if I was given an article to write.”
At this point my eyes started to glaze over. I tried one more time.
“Well, if you’ve written something and you’d like me to take a look at it I will.”
She huffed a tiny and polite breath, gave me an off look, and then…
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