What Does a “Real” Writer Look Like?

Talking to a full-time screenwriter helped me realize that the path to writing success isn’t necessarily the one I’d imagined.

The backstory of a would-be writer

I’ve wanted to be a full-time writer for forty years. When I was eight years old, I thought the word for it was “journalist” so that’s how I answered the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”