Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Reviewer = Writer?

Okay, so my question to you is—which of the reviewers are also writers?

There’s some stereotype that says all reviewers (or book bloggers, or something like that) are aspiring authors. Accurate?

25 comments:

Chelsea said...

I'm aspiring! :) So...it's accurate in my case.

Liv said...

Nope, I don't aspire to be an author. Maybe something in the literary biz though; agent, perhaps? But really, I'm not all that fond of writing. I can't take notes or outline a paper to save my life. I just like reading what other people write. :)

Caroline said...

I am stereotypical.
AND PROUD.
:)

Tigerlily said...

Not stereotypical.

I want to be a designer.

So there, to all those stereotyping people. (grumbles about stereotypes under her breath, then realizes she does the same thing all the time. Oops.)

Booked Books said...

Nah. Just a book nerd here. I'm not even planning to go into any literary careers.

cat said...

Not an aspiring writer, though I write my own songs and am an aspiring singing. Does that count? ;)

Diana Dang said...

I'm a blogger just to join the bandwagon. XD; But I am also a writer because I wrote a couple of stories in the past and pasted on my site.

I seriously have no idea if I should go into a literacy career. A friend said I should but I'm thinking more of interior decorating. ^^

Hope. said...

I'm not an aspiring author, but I do write - but just for fun.

Gabbi said...

Um. I like writing (AND READING AND REVIEWING!) but I don't see a career in it for me. I'll probably end up doing something science- or math-related.

What about you, Steph?

simply_megan said...

I definitely write for fun, whether that translates into becoming an author, who knows? I'm seriously considering doing something in the literary world for a career, maybe a book reviewer for The New York Times? Haha...i wish!

Book Chic said...

I'm an aspiring author, though I'd also be happy doing something in the publishing business. I'm also interested in singing and acting, so that could be another avenue for me too.

So yeah, I'm stereotypical, lol.

jocelyn said...

I write, and I love it, but I don't want it to be my career. I want to be a diplomat!

Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

I enjoy writing and I like to get something published, but I don't think I'd choose it as a career option. Atleast, not right now.

ambeen said...

I would say I am an aspiring author. I don't really have the time to work at it right now, but maybe someday. I'd really like to do something in the publishing field or journalism even. It seems some of the jobs in the publishing field can be done in the journalism field as well. ;)

The Book Muncher said...

hehe, great minds think alike!! i've always wondered it.

i enjoy writing, but lately it seems i never have time. but i think i enjoy reading more. i wuold like to have a literary career, but i think i would enjoy being an editor more than a writer

TheBookworm said...

I write (teeny-weeny bit) but I am no author.

My reasoning about my bookwormish behavior is:

I can't write, so why not read books by people who can?

Khyrinthia said...

I'm aspiring. I don't have lots of time to write nowadays, but once NaNoWriMo comes around, I'm sure I'll get back into it.

Chelsie said...

Definitely an aspiring author. I've been an aspiring author for a lot longer than I've been a reviewer =D

Luisa said...

Ooh, I love it when you ask these questions! Interesting replies here.

I started editing a book review blog after I got a book deal. So I suppose I was an author first and then a reviewer.

I love NaNoWriMo, too.

Kyle said...

Hmmm.. I have written some plans for some stories I would love to write about but I don't see myself as being a full time author, but I can see myself writing a book. I am actually going to start on one of my plans soon....

Alessandra said...

I'd like to become a translator. A writer of sorts, in a way.

*Heather* said...

Not exactly aspiring. A writer, though.

I want a different profession.

Reader Rabbit said...

Not that stereotypical. I like to write but I don't plan for a career in it.

I'm thinking something in science, (more specifically..biology lol)

Charlotte said...

Oh well, after the 21st rejection letter came for my picture book, I feel less aspiring in that regard (although my agent still has not thrown in the towel). I have had one success publishing-wise with non-fiction for kids, and I still aspire, in a day-dreaming way, to writing more. I also aspire to write my dissertation, and other work related things, but that's different.

YA Book Realm said...

No I unfortunately, don't fit the stereotype. I think it would be awesome to have a published book. I have so many ideas and stuff..but the problem is I have trouble writing them down in paper. Weird, huh?

I actually aspire to have a career in the medical field. Always have, always will. And unfortunately, (or fortunately however you look at) I do realize this entails EIGHT more years of "higher" education after high school.

But I LOVE to read. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE! Hence the book blog. :)

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