Author or Writer?

I have been quiet on the blog this past month, first, there was the thrill of getting my book Fire & Ice accepted for publication by Daisy Lane Publishers. Its a romance with paranormal elements it is due out in February 2019. I can hardly wait!

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So excited to see my upcoming book being promoted. And I am waiting to show you the cover. it’s beautiful and I had a choice of six to choose from.

For now, here are some images of Norway

 

Daisy Lane Publishing.

Coming February 2019. Olympic ice dancer Blaise Daniels partner has just called it quits – leaving her with no chance of competing at the Winter Olympics. Determined not to give up on her dream, she travels to Norway to meet legendary skater Kristoffer Erikson. After a bumpy start, they connect both on and off the ice. Their partnership seems assured, but why do they both start having dreams of a mysterious Viking past? Can an ancient love be rekindled, or will an old tragedy complicate their present?
https://daisylanepublishing.com/product/fire-and-ice/

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While this picture captures the spirit of ice dancing

Then I have been incredibly busy with edits and falling in love with my characters all over again. I will write more about edits and editing in my next blog post

Like many other writers it has been a longtime dream of mine to publish a book and now it is becoming a reality. Finally, I feel able to call myself an author.

There is an ongoing debate in writing circles about the terms – for some calling themselves an author, even if they haven’t yet published a book seems natural.

Others, like me, feel uncomfortable with the term and stick to a writer. After all, if you write you are a writer no one can dispute that.

So, writer or author, what do you think and why?

 

 

 

Author: soniabellhouse

Sonia Bellhouse is a contributor to Writing the Dream, an anthology for published writers produced by Serenity Press in 2016. In 2012she won two major awards in the inaugural Rockingham Short Fiction contest. Sonia's articles and stories are published in various magazines both in Australia and the UK. These include Good reading, Today's Bride, That's Life! and That's Life! Fast Fiction in Australia and Yours, The People's Friend and Best of British in the Uk. Sonia worked as a book reviewer for two years .As an avid reader and writer of multiple genres she facilitated a local book club for eleven years. She reluctantly decided to give it up, to concentrate on her writing. Sonia is a long time member of a writers group, regularly engaging authors to present workshops to the group.. Sonia enjoys catching up with friends, ignoring the ironing in favour of playing with her cat and learning new things. She's taken several online courses with Future Learn and The University of Iowa for both writing and non writing topics.

2 thoughts on “Author or Writer?”

  1. Congratulations and Celebrations, dear Sonia. As to the difference between a writer and an author, as you say anyone can write and thus be termed a writer but, to me, an author is a writer whose work has been published in book form. So you are the first author whom I know personally as a friend. Amazing!!

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    1. Thank you for the congratulations and celebrations-, it has been a long time making this dream a reality. I am not trying to denigrate anyone’s choice as to whether they call themselves a writer or an author, just explaining my own perspective. Once you get to know authors, they are the same as anyone else, with worries about mortgages, their children, their pets- its when they sit down to write that they are unlike anyone else. To me, writers are dream weavers, storytellers and sometimes even magicians. Its a delight to be your friend dear Izzy!

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