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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Wednesday Spotlight: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
Among the useless information I learned along the way from those early classes was my freshman creative writing instructor’s insistence that we call ourselves “authors” or even “writers”. I balked at that because it seemed to me that would generate questions such as “What do you write?” or “What have you written?”
I might admit to people that I scribbled a few stories or wrote for the campus newspaper but until I started earning both check and bylines, I would not call myself a writer. In fact, stickler that I am, I refused to call myself an author until I had a published novel.
That changed the perception of the local people where I live. My reputation as a freelance writer has soared up to new levels as I’m known as “the lady who makes the books” or “a local author”.
Waiting to earn the title mattered – at least to me.