Confession time, folks! I love writing in my journal. My personal journal, that literally no one but me shall see. In it, I write down everything from deep, philosophical topics to random, silly things like llamas on the moon wearing moon suits. Now, while I do sit down and write my journals, I do this knowing that no, this is not a fiction book, and no, I don't intend for this to ever see light of day. My question for you illustrious folks is this: does a person who disciplines him/herself to writing a single thing day in a day out (a journal, a blog, etc.) that isn't a story, or a non-fiction piece of work, have the right to consider him/herself a writer? What makes a writer, a writer in your mind? If all Stephen King did was write in his personal journals all day, every day; made it a habit, made it a discipline, would he still be a writer even if he had never published a single book in his life? Yet to some people, a writer isn't a writer unless he/she has written a fiction/non-fiction to the end; or had published said work. So what makes a writer a writer? Does any of us have the right to say who is the writer and who is not? In my mind, if you discipline yourself to sit down and write/type something every frickin' day, on what's more than a simple grocery list, then you're a writer. Thoughts?