Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | By: Angela Brown

IWSG - Who Do You Think You Are?

It is the first Wednesday of the month. For those of you not familiar with what that means, it is Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG) day. It is the day where we writers take a moment to vent, share, build up, encourage and be a community-wide support group. Click here for more deets :-)

So...
Hi. My name is Angela Brown. In steamier circles where it's adults only, I go by Rayven Godchild.
And...
I am an author.

I'm not James Patterson, JK Rowling, Walter Mosley, or Veronica Roth. And guess what, I'm fine with that. I hope to write and publish stories that many, many readers will love like those authors do, but I'm my own person, an author with my own voice, and my own style. Truthfully, I don't think I embrace my author-I-am as often as I should.

Time to change that.

So...
Who do you think you are?



21 comments:

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Angela/Rayven,

Lately, I haven't had time to embrace my author persona, but yeah, it's good to know she's in there somewhere and that we're going places.

Love what you've done with the blog.

Angela Brown said...

Keep track of her, J.L. Sometimes, things like doubt and the troubles of life can veil the author.

And thanks :-)

E.E. Giorgi said...

Hi Angela! Embrace who you are no matter "what" you are, right? :-)
Nice to meet you!

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

I have no IDEA who I am - if you find out, can you let me know?????

Maria Zannini said...

I wear so many hats, I usually have to check the tag to see who I am at any particular moment.

But embracing that 'self' is the key. Whoever you are, be the best at that particular moment.

Doreen McGettigan said...

I have been thinking a lot lately of giving up my career (working with the elderly) that I have loved but I am exhausted by it for full time writing. I was a full time writer for many years (newspaper) but this is different, now I write books. I am trying to figure out what I want to be...
doreenmcgettigan.com

Michael Di Gesu said...

Good for you Angela!

Me... I am an artist... simple right. Give me anything creative to do and I soar! That's the bottom line.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Way to take a stand about yourself!
I'm a lot of things. Right now, overwhelmed comes to mind...

amelia bishop said...

Ah, what a difficult thing to "this is me, and I am okay". Still working on it, myself. But I can fake it pretty well, so that's something.
Great blog :) And I'm glad you know who you are!

Catherine Stine said...

Hi Rayven/Angela,
Sounds like you are definitely a committed author! As for me, I teach and write, and right now when I have student research papers it gets frantic. I have a new pen name, Kitsy Clare, and I'm loving having it. I can switch my personas, depending on what I'm writing, which kind of fits my personality too. :)

Candilynn Fite said...

LOVE your new blog makeover!!! Me? I've got writer identity crisis at the moment. O_O I'm a writer of a plethora of things. How's that? ;)

Happy IWSG post day. :D

cleemckenzie said...

Raven Godchild. Now how did you create that name? I'm pathetic at nom de plumes. I'm calling you next time I have to think of a name for myself.

Diane Burton said...

I remember how hard it was to say I'm a writer. It took a while, but now I proudly proclaim it--even to the new tax preparer. This is who I am, a writer.

M Pax said...

I don't embrace mine as often as I should either. I'm always trying to climb that dang hill. We should learn to love the journey. All the rocky and curvy parts of it.

Lynda R Young said...

yep, we all need to embrace it more often. I love your boldness. It's a great encouragement.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I think I am so glad I met a gal with a attitude like you!!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I'm Sheena-kay Graham and I write under three names. Check it! Anyway, you go Angela, express your awesome self!

Deniz Bevan said...

I'm an author too! You're right, we should definitely embrace our writerly identities more.

Anonymous said...

I wear a number of hats, writer is just one of them :) You're right, though, we need to embrace SELF.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm an author and a professional speaker!

Julie Musil said...

YES! This is great. I'm a wife, mom, author. Also not a JK, but darn proud of what I've accomplished so far. Looking forward to more stories and more readers!

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