- Why did you name your blog “The Questionable Writer”?
I was really struggling with calling myself a writer; hence, my first blog post ever: Am I a writer? The question is, what makes you a writer? I couldn’t find a perfect answer, an answer I could accept. After a while, I decided that others may not view me as a writer, but I do (most times). I was doubtful and honestly, I still am. However, instead of finding the perfect answer to a controversial question, I decided to embrace it.
2. Why remain questionable i.e anonymous?
There are so many answers to this question. I want to talk about some personal stories, some of the hardships I’ve been through. BUT it’s hard to talk about aloud, much less write about it. I always say “writing makes everything real.” Although I’ve gained the confidence to share my story and my work, I am not ready to share my identity online. I’m fine with my friends and family knowing my identity, but I can’t wrap my head around having people from all over the world knowing my name.
3. Will you ever reveal your identity?
As of right now, I won’t hide it, but I won’t advertiser it. I will still posts without using my name, but if you really wanted too you could find me. I’m not hiding anymore, nor am I scared. I’m showing my authentic self.
4. Who are you?
I am a person who is growing into my own. A person who has hidden behind plaster smiles and simple answers. A person who hasn’t really given herself a chance to shine for the fear of burning too brightly. With all of that said, I am you. Our experiences, ethnicity, age, etc may not be the same, but I assure you, you will be able to catch glimpses of yourself in my writing.
5. Why/ When do you write?
I write because writing is who I am. It’s who I’ve always been. It’s the one constant in my life that never changes. I’ve been writing since I was twelve years old, and I have no intention to stop.
I am hoping for more, but I will TRY and publish something at least once a week. I write every day: in my journal, on the bus, in my notes on my phone when I hear a sentence or lyric that moves me. I write when I am inspired. I am hoping that my journey will inspire you to write as well.