I’m Not a Real Writer

Not According to Some Medium Elitists, Anyway

All too frequently I see stories on Medium telling me that I’m not a “serious writer” — whatever the hell that is — because I don’t write my stories by pen or pencil but insist on using my keyboard.

These stories try to convince me that I can’t consider myself a real writer unless I sweat and agonize over pieces of paper before finally committing the results of my blessed sacrament to the keyboard.

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Robyn Sinéad Sheppard

Robyn Sinéad Sheppard

I used to be disgusted; now I'm just amused. In 5 years of being in the Medium Partner Program, I've made all of $22.47. But I still persist.