Recently, notable author Glennon Doyle posted a video of herself answering frequently asked questions. One of the questions she addressed related to how one goes about knowing if they’re a writer. I couldn’t have disagreed more with how Doyle described the ways one knows they’re a writer.
In my admittedly minced-up summation, Doyle shared that if you feel it so deeply, and writing is all you can think about, and that if you can’t not write, then you know you’re a writer. That was her explanation. As if there’s some internal innate driver that either one has, or doesn’t have.