“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver” (2 Cor 9:7).
I enjoy working, making money, it’s an accomplishment. Yet, what makes that accomplishment fulfilling is that in return I am able to donate to reliable charities, like Wounded Warriors, VFW, Tunnel 2 Towers, Shriners Hospital, and St. Jude’s.
If I have enough then I can also give to those in need. Like paying for someone’s groceries, or their gas, or buying them a new coat. I’m far from wealthy, but you don’t have to be wealthy to give, all you need is the desire to do so.
My first passion had once been writing. But then I learned of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. So now, writing, computer graphics, videos/slideshows and web design is my second passion.
People have asked me if I was a professional writer. What is a professional writer? If a professional writer is someone that makes money from writing then I guess the garbage man is a professional garbage man.
When I’m asked that question, I tell them yes because:
Yet, that doesn’t mean that everyone likes what I write or think I’m a professional writer. Of course, if they’re just readers, and not professional writers themselves, how would they know? In my opinion, if you read enough then you know what a professional writer is. For example:
I could go on and on, but anyway, all of the above authors are without a doubt professional writers.
I don’t think it matters how many books are sold or read that makes the author a professional writer, but the style he or she writes it in. This style has nothing to do with The American Psychological Association, Modern Language Association, Chicago Manual of Style or any other organization.
The style that the author uses is their own. This style comes from within their own imagination. That makes them professional writers. Yet, a true, without a doubt professional writer is a person that is passionate about it. It’s not a job or a hobby, it’s a part of them, it’s a need.