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It’s Getting To Know You Tuesday AND the Warm Fuzzies Blogfest has begun! If you’d like to join in the blogfest, head over to Juliana’s beautiful new website and sign up! Today’s question is:
How do you broach the subject of being a writer to other people who aren’t authors?
While I don’t usually tell people I’m a writer until after I’ve known them a bit, I do bring it up on occasion. In the past it’s always been NaNo-related. Usually because I’m wearing a NaNo t-shirt and people are trying to figure out how to pronounce NaNoWriMo. Or sometimes it’s because people see me writing, and ask if I’m a student (I look young). Usually when people ask what I do I say I’m a nuclear chemist, and if I feel comfortable enough I’ll say “and I write books on the side”. Then, of course, it becomes the whole “no, I’m not published yet, but…” conversation.
What about you? Do you tell people you are a writer?