Does every reader want to be a writer?

Hello guys! Not feeling like writing a review post today, so here is a discussion post instead.

So I want you guys to think whether the following statement is true or false:

Every reader wishes that they could write a novel.Β 

I would answer false, but I personally would love to become a professional writer. I love writing and creating stories and I am constantly weaving half formed adventures while doing mundane things. I’m a reader that wishes to be a writer and that’s how all writers start off right? Or most of them anyway.

Anyway for me, it’s hard to imagine not being in that mindset. Not wanting to create or weave or whatever. Just reading and enjoying a story and moving on. Not thinking how I would rewrite a scene or thinking about how interesting a character is and how the author constructed them or thinking how I could make my own writing better after. Maybe this is just me being weird.

But then maybe people just love immersing themselves in the story. Maybe some don’t want to be the storyteller, they are happy enough being the reader and are satisfied with their role. I’m pretty sure that writing is not everybody’s cup of tea and readers, let’s call these people Pure-bloods, Β just have no interest in writing a full blown story, but appreciate the Half-bloods (people like me) that do.

So are you are Half-blood (a reader who is or wants to become a reader) or a pure-blood (a reader with no desire to write)? Answer down below and tell me your thoughts about this topic. I am more than happy to discuss down below in the comments.

I’ll write soon.






50 thoughts on “Does every reader want to be a writer?

  1. Lila says:

    interesting question. i’ve always wanted to write but i’m not so sure if i want to do it professionally, but i (obviously) love reading…i’d have to think on that one…

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  2. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Great post, I think I’m somewhere in the middie – I enjoy writing and I take part in NaNoWriMo but I don’t think I’d even become, or try to become, a professional writer. I am a horrible procrastinator and as soon as something becomes a job rather than a hobby I see it as a chore and I just keep putting it off. Probably not a good habit in a writer. I have a lot of half-formed ideas in my head, I don’t think I’ve ever sat down and actually finished writing something.

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    • A Stranger's Guide to Novels says:

      I think every writer has did various degrees of procrastination, but I think that’s why NaNoWriMo is so great because it doesn’t give you time to procrastinate. You just have to write! But your write (get it? Sorry for the bad pun) professional writers need a lot of forward momentum I feel.

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    • A Stranger's Guide to Novels says:

      I think loads of readers are like you in this aspect. I am reluctant to call myself a ‘writer’ as it comes with a load of connotations. I think I’m a reader first though. Even though I am still young, I’m sure I won’t go towards the sciences route, though it seems the most practical.


  3. peculiarb says:

    Great post! I’m more of a reader than I am a writer (not that I aspire to be published), but I think that after a while, when you’ve read a good number of books, you do start to think about how you might’ve done it differently, so the distinction between a pure-blood and a half-blood is less clear.

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  4. fiddlerblue says:

    When I find myself immersed in a marvelous novel, I often get ideas about writing a story. Unfortunately, I also know that I don’t have the patience nor the dedication to be a writer. I think writing is a skill you gain from experience and practice. Personally, I am satisfied with reading what they have to offer me πŸ™‚

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  5. Kat Impossible says:

    I personally want to be a writer. I want to create and tell stories that others will want to read, but I know of plenty people who love to read but have no desire whatsoever to write themselves. I think everyone is just different in that regard πŸ™‚

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  6. Ashleigh says:

    I’m a pure-blood. I have no interest in writing my own story, I just love reading them. I love seeing new stories and adding them to my collection, but I don’t think I’ll ever write my own book. I used to try writing when I was younger but soon discovered I wasn’t the best at it. I absolutely LOVE thinking up my own characters, but that’s about all I could do.

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    • A Stranger's Guide to Novels says:

      Thanks for joining the discussion. Well I love doing all of the things you listed too, but I think I love the creating process just as much. I admire you being able to just enjoy reading the story, being a reader is an important job after all.
      Me too! I love creating characters!

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  7. perfectioninbooks says:

    This is great, I have to say, right now I’m a pure-blood and have no intention to change that. I admire people who can write and create amazing stories but I don’t ever see myself doing it. But I can’t say ‘I will never do that’ because I’m not sure, NaNoWriMo last year made me want to write but I don’t think that’s my thing.

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  8. kirapebbles says:

    My personal opinion is that I both love reading and writing and, in actual fact, I have wanted to write longer than I have been into reading. I originally became a book addict because my English teacher told me that I should take inspiration for others and not just JK Rowling. So glad I took his advice!

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      • kirapebbles says:

        Well, this was two years ago, so hopefully I have a better knowledge now. Says the one with a Harry Potter bedroom. Also known as, me. Plus, I’d say I’ve gotten a bit better with my level of understanding and ability within writing, I may only be saying that because I’ve just written a sonnet.

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