By Suzanne Klein on
6/28/2016 9:25 AM
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A special thank you goes to Dana Murphy for allowing us to share her blog post, “How Do We Develop a Writing Identity?” I support what Dana says on how we can help students develop identities as writers. To make writing meaningful, we need to make it a social experience. When students have a real audience, they start to look forward to writing and see themselves as writers. Keep reading to learn more about Dana’s thoughts on this topic.
I am a writer.
There was a time in my not-so-distant past when I would never have uttered those words. I didn’t believe them. After all, I had no published work. I was not getting paid to write. How could I call myself a writer?
Those two things are still true – I have no published work, and I don’t get paid to write. Yet, I do consider myself a writer today. Why?