me? a writer?

the lovely Vesper has kindly tagged me to do a meme (5 strengths as a writer), and i must admit that i’m a wee bit flabbergasted, ‘cos i don’t think i can call myself a writer yet. i would like to call myself someone who attempts to write and who aspires to be a writer. but thanks to Vesper, i think i’m beginning to believe that perhaps i’m a writer now, probably a part-time amateur. in any case, this meme from her gives me the call for self-assessment. thank you, Vesper! 🙂

1. I have lots of ideas for writing. And these ideas are conceived at different times of my daily lives. I could be eating; I could be watching tv; I could be walking down the stairs; I could be showering; I could be driving; I could be sleeping; I could be working; etc. So I do have a pretty cool number of ideas in my bank. I just need the right time to start expanding these ideas.

2. I write what I want to write, and that is my writing principle. Pleasing someone with my writing or garnering votes for my writing is never on my agenda for writing. Albeit I do wish that my writing pieces could be recognised in competitions, I’ll never compromise my writing principle.

3. Behind me and all my writings, I have a very strong support – my wife. Though she only knew about my writings just months ago, she never fails to encourage me to keep pursuing what i’m looking for in writing.

4. I’m able to contribute to the works of my students in class. Being an English teacher and part-time writer, I can use what I learn and know about writing to coach and guide my students in their writing development. And as I go through the teaching process, I improve as a writer too.

5. I believe that through my writings, I offer other writers a very different perspective of things and of life and of writing. This, I know, is important to all writers.

now, i shall pass the meme baton to Maht, Vanilla, Marie, Nothingman and Debi .

Published in: on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 1:00 am  Comments (12)  

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  1. I got landed with this one via Scarlett. It is a good exercise and makes you examine yourself which in turn is good practice

  2. You are a writer, CS!

  3. Hummm…a meme…welll gotta think on this one:)

    Will tell ya when i do this 🙂


  4. This is a great meme. Thanks for the tag.

  5. Check my other blog, 🙂

  6. Thanks for the tag. Personally I never doubted you are a writer …

    Will ponder and respond as soon as … er … I get time to write!

  7. yes, Minx, self-assessment is always good. the problem is i could be too nice to myself.

    thank you, Vesper and Debi, for believing in me! i shall go forth and continue writing more trash and non-trash after such positive feedback.

    you are welcome, Marie!

    and thanks for responding so well to the tag, N!

  8. Hey there,
    There’s a new writing project up at The Shameless Lions Writing Circle site. Please check it out and I hope you can take part and promote it. Also, check out the “latest news” section.
    Cheers, Seamus.

  9. will definitely take part in it, Seamus. 🙂

  10. Hi CS, I got tagged by Scarlett for this too and found it really hard. You picked some really good strengths and we’ve certainly seen them displayed here (well not your wife obviously, but it’s clear she is your support).

  11. CS: I have enjoyed reading your post, and would only wish to add that you are indeed a writer. No need for qualifications on that score.

    And I have done your bidding and completed this myself. Or I think i have. This meme, I guess, does not play well into my writing “strengths.”

  12. yes, Verilion, thinking of personal strengths is always a challenge.

    thank you for your feedback, Maht! glad that you took part in the meme as well.

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