Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

Is your writing a hobby, an art, a business, a vocation, a profession? Let’s discuss


In today’s re-blog Roz Morris explores topics that most anyone can translate into their own life concerns—wonderful article ! :-)

Nail Your Novel

van_gogh_-_starry_night_-_google_art_projectThis question was raised in a Facebook group this week: if you’re not earning much from writing, does that make it a hobby rather than a serious pursuit? My gut reaction was ‘no’, and I’d like to examine why. What follows will be a few attempts at definitions, a few assumptions – and I want this to be the start of a discussion rather than the last word. So do let me have your thoughts at the end.

Here goes.

A hobby?

First, let me state that when I use the term ‘hobby’, I’m not suggesting a pastime that isn’t serious. I have hobbies that matter greatly to my enjoyment of life. I ride horses and I attend dance classes at Pineapple Studios in London. My weekly schedule is constructed to accommodate these activities. They are essential outlets in a cerebral, sedentary life and they ensure my general wellbeing. I…

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2 responses to “Is your writing a hobby, an art, a business, a vocation, a profession? Let’s discuss

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris November 1, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks, Alexander!

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    • Alexander M Zoltai November 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      You’re Very welcome, Roz…

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