I saw this article on BuzzFeed: 24 Signs You’re A Writer. It’s fun.
And than I saw this Opera article entitled: How to Know If You’re Really a Writer.
It basically lists how several people knew they were writers. They are:
1) Look inward to discover your issues.
2) Dictate stories.
3) Discovered “Just the Kind of Book” you want to write.
4) Someone tells you you’re a writer.
5) Job trains you in how to tell a story.
Um . . . I’ve never been through any of these.
I knew I want to be writer because I want to tell stories. In Writing. That doesn’t feel as lofty as those reasons listed above. 😉 It sounds almost pedantic.
How did you know you want to be a writer?