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You're A Real Writer Stamp by mirz-alt You're A Real Writer Stamp by mirz-alt
If you write, you're a writer. Period.  Granted, perhaps you're not a "professional" writer, but you are no less of a writer. Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.

Personal rant: I'm just sick and tired of the idea that if you don't try to traditionally publish that you're less of a writer. Just because your dreams don't match another person's doesn't make you any less. There is a perception that if you don't *try* to publish it must be because you feel your work is inferior. That's not true. I e-Publish because I write a serial that is not easily marketable and which I want to post on a rather rapid schedule. It upsets me when people say I do that because I'm "not confident enough" that my work could be published. Frankly, I have other works I hope to go the traditional route with. For now, I'm happy with what I'm doing and I don't feel myself better or lesser than anyone. Yeah, maybe my skill is higher or lower, but at the end of the day, I'm still a writer.  And if you write, so are you. C:

Editing to add: I purposely didn't make this to be a publish vs non-publish stamp because it's much more than that. There are people who write fan-fiction who are told they are not real writers. It applies to many areas. We're all in the same community sharing the same love: writing. What path we take from there is a very personal choice, and one others shouldn't criticize just because they would do it differently.

:bulletred: Stamp base and font are mine

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:icongermany00:
Germany00 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! This is amazing!
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Germany00 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Writing is amazing and this describes me! I have wrote tons of storys and book (not yet published)
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AstroComics Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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:iconmirz-alt:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014   General Artist
:heart:
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Dream-Senpaii Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Writer
Thank youuuu
For thiiisss
So muuuuuuuuuch
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:iconmirz-alt:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014   General Artist
:iconmypleasuresignplz:
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:iconhuggleduck:
Huggleduck Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very true. In my opinion anyone who writes is a real writer, whether published or not. ^_^
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:iconmirz-alt:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014   General Artist
I agree.
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:iconmorningdesigns:
MorningDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I couldn't have said it better. :hug:
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:iconmirz-alt:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013   General Artist
:heart:
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:iconclarentinthia:
Clarentinthia Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy this was made. The most I ever write is fan-fiction, and I feel rather uncreative for not coming up with my own material ; u ; Thanks for creating this.
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:iconmirz-alt:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome. I feel it's true.
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Clarentinthia Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So do I, writing is writing. Regardless of what you're writing, right? 
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
Absolutely. I mean, it's one thing to go around saying you're a "professional author." But being a writer isn't dependent on how you do it or what you do.
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Clarentinthia Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I never made the claim of being a professional writer, I'm far from it. But I do work hard to write my stories, I hope one day I can be good enough at writing to brag about it xD 
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anonprincess11 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist
AGREED! I write fanfiction to get out my fantasies.
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   General Artist
:icongigglenodplz:
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:iconlizlovestoons12:
Lizlovestoons12 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Agreed to that!
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   General Artist
:icondummyhi5plz:
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:iconlizlovestoons12:
Lizlovestoons12 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'll take that to mean "thank you"! :handshake:
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it :nod:
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   General Artist
:iconthankyousignplz:
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:iconrainbowicepop:
RainbowIcePop Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
.........................................I still dont have enough faith in myself for that word though :iconotlplz:
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:iconmirz-alt:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   General Artist
Oh, no. If you write, you are. :hug:
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ArrowTheAuthor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice! :boogie:
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:iconmirz-alt:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   General Artist
:iconthankyoutextplz:
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ArrowTheAuthor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconyourewelcomeplz:
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Kaito-DreamMaster Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I write fanfiction and I classify myself as a writer :D I love writing and do it as an outlet for anger and stress.

Thank you for this stamp, it really boosted my mood!
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   General Artist
I'm really happy it did. :hug:
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:iconfifi-kun:
Fifi-kun Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's.. so so true :cries:
But I never though about it that way.
Your stamps are as motivational as ever! I love this one!
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:iconmirz-alt:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   General Artist
Thank you, lovely. I appreciate all of your supportive comments. :hug:
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:iconfifi-kun:
Fifi-kun Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate all of your inspirational, motivational, supremely optimistic (I hope I'm using English right) WORKS!
I swear! I'm so happy to have met you! :tighthug:
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   General Artist
Yes, dear. I'm glad to inspire you. :hug:
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:iconfifi-kun:
Fifi-kun Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
Oh yeah! :omfg:
I've been meaning to ask you,
Who's your favorite relativity character?
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:iconmirz-alt:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   General Artist
Oh, gosh. Michael or Yule. I think they are just both such complex, interesting characters. They are both strong, but vulnerable. They are also incredibly flawed (I think Yule realizes it, but Michael would never admit it). They are just a strong backbone to the series and I adore them.
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Fifi-kun Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I've been meaning to read the series! Sorry I haven't yet, I am really kicking myself for not reading it and supporting you from the beginning. I'm so very sorry. I provide no excuses, just sincere apologies for my lack of support.
:huggle: however I am<.i> very interested in the series!
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   General Artist
Well, don't feel bad. I never expect anyone to read it. But it will be around for a while, so you can catch up at any time.
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Ravenswd Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Ugh. I can't stand people who divide the world into "real artists" and "wanna-bes", with always themselves in the "real artists" camp. What's the point of building these walls anyway? How is dividing up the community supposed to help anything?

You know what? This is kind of snarky, but your stamp reminded me of it. Getting a book published is nice, but it doesn't mean you should start acting like you're J K Rowling. [link]
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   General Artist
Well, I do think there are some people who will argue that skill-level is important. And rightfully so. Someone who obviously takes time to write well, use proper grammar and punctuation, and edit is going to have an strong edge over someone who doesn't. Again, I don't mean this stamp to be about that. I'm talking about those who take their writing seriously, hone their craft, but are criticized by what they write or what they do with it afterwards. Just because someone writes fan-fiction doesn't mean they are inferior or don't have good, original ideas. Just because someone writes for fun doesn't mean they are not serious about their writing. It's not fair to accuse someone who self-publishes of being lazy and just wanting to "skip the lines" of waiting in the publishing process.

OMG, that meme is so funny. LOL! Yeah, I know several people like that. Sad thing is, one person was like that, all in everyone's face, and their book tanked and they never got another published. Just like the music industry, there are a fair share of misses along with the hits.
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MissGingerIce Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for this stamp. Just...I can't even...Thank you :tighthug:

I get so annoyed with everyone thinking they can classify what 'real writing' is. It really makes my blood boil.
Especially those groups that sit there and say they won't accept things like fanfiction because that will never go anywhere and never be published...Then I look on the book shelf at 50 Shades of Grey and roll my eyes at the irony.

Some people are so narrow minded and they limit other's expectations of their own work and that's not fair.

Thank you again for saying exactly what I've been thinking.
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   General Artist
I'm glad you like the stamp.

I do support that groups can filter work on whatever criteria they feel fit and works best for them, but I never feel there is a need to be rude about it. To tell people they are not real writers or tell them that their work is not valid is awful. I mean, I know many fan-fiction writers who are better, more-skilled than some original-work writers. We all have different loves and interests and if writing fan-fiction is your love, you should be supported, not told to GTFO.

Anyhow, I see you write superhero fan-fiction. I just sent you an invite to my group #Superhero-Lit. Hope you'll consider joining. :hug:
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EmmyIsAZebra Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You know, when people say stuff like that it really irritates me. I mean, ask a handful of published writers and they'll tell you "If you write that makes you a writer"

There was a thing going on about professional writing too... and I don't know why if you self publish that doesn't make you professional. Money made is money made, you know? Some people publish traditionally and make less money than those that self publish. And obviously vice versa.

I think sometimes people marry concepts together that don't have anything to do with each other. AND GO YOU for self publishing and future attempts at traditional publishing. Trust me, I know you can write! I've been moved by some of your pieces so you don't have to convince me. :giggle:
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   General Artist
Aww, you are just too sweet and kind. Thank you for the compliments. :tighthug:

Granted, as much as I can be insecure about my writing at times (aren't we all?), at 42 I am confident enough that hearing stuff like that doesn't deter me. I've invested a lot of time in effort into what I am doing--with full knowledge of the other options out there. I'm secure in that choice. However, there are others who are younger and may not have the benefit of my years behind them who might get discouraged and quit when they hear such things. That's what gets me upset.

I agree, money made is money made. There is always an argument that few people self-publish and make enough to wholly support themselves. Well, the same can be said for traditional publishing. I knew a woman who had a syndicated comic which published in papers all over the country. Well, they dropped her due to declining readership. Even major success stories don't guarantee something for the future. It's good to have more than one option. This woman went to the web and continued publishing on her own.

I mentioned this elsewhere in the comments, but a major motivation for this stamp is my friend. He tries so hard and I love him for it. If he just gets 1-2 people to read and like his stuff, he is excited. I admire that enthusiasm so much. To me *that* is what a real writer is about.
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EmmyIsAZebra Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha, I know I get do!

Oh there are a lot of them out there. I know when I first created this account there were strong opinions from my friends on either side. Just thinking about publishing in any format stresses me out though. The hubby won't let me even think about it until I have a full draft of a novel completed. Which is nice, I feel like I don't have any pressure and I can just figure out how to write in the first place.

Awwww! I can sympathize. There's something awesome about reaching a person you'd never met before and knowing they had fun in your world for a little while. :happybounce:
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I ever publish a fiction work, I would like to self publish in order to have more creative liberties
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   General Artist
I think we all have to do what we feel is best for us and our works. I have friends who have done traditional and others who have self-published. Each are happy with their decisions. Best of luck to you whatever route you choose. :hug:
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
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Que-ink Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely stamp indeed. I write on the side, but none of my books are online as of yet.
Eventually (once I feel they're edited correctly) I'd like to self-publish my work and see where
it carries me. :)
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   General Artist
My father-in-law self-published two books. He pounded the pavement and managed to sell quite a few copies, and also got many libraries around the country to buy it. It was the best option for him. Some people looked down on him for it, but it was/is an awesome book. It was just the path he took.

Anyhow, that's awesome! You're multi-talented. Ah, I envy artists who also write--so much easier to illustrate your work. But it's lovely that you're doing it. I look forward to see it when it happens in the future. :hug:
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Que-ink Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's cool though :) I had a friend who use to write for
Penguin Publishing but he recently quit...he said he got
bored with them telling him what to write about opposed
to writing what he thought the public would like. :hmm: I
don't blame him, I see why he'd be miserable...when you
can't write (or draw) what you want it becomes dull...

Thanks! Yea, aside writing and art I also play guitar. :)
If I ever publish my book I'll make sure to let you and
my other followers know all about it! ^-^
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