Where do I purchase a license to be a writer? Or a journalist?

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Where do I purchase a license to be a writer? Or a journalist?I was asked once; “Have you ever written anything?”  When I responded that I wrote a daily real estate blog post the questioner continued:

“Have you ever REALLY written anything?”

Call me simple-minded, but I always assumed that a writer was someone that writes. I never realized that there were professional qualifications or designations required before one could proudly declare that they meet the standard for “writer!”

And the same goes for being a journalist. What is the benchmark for qualifying as a journalist? Who is in charge and where do I apply.

Do I need a license? Is there a professional board? Do I get letters behind my name?

Do I consider myself to be a writer?

You bet I do!

Do I consider myself to be a good writer?

That’s up to the reader to decide!

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Bill...

How much content have we generated? A lot, I would say. That makes us writers! THX.

J & R...

For some reason I always get the impression that TV news reporters didn't do very well in school! Thanks.

Gary...

They DO get the final say. Thanks.

Adrian...

Oh, we're supposed to make money? ;) and thanks.

Bill...

I tend to concur with that line of reasoning. Thanks.

 

 

March 20, 2012 01:38 PM
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Janis Borgueta
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Richard.. I always wonder when writing just who is a real journalist and who isn't. When i do my localism events i think i should qualify? There is no journalistic license that I know of.

March 20, 2012 03:12 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Richard,

Oh no, writer licensing - don't give the Government another idea!  LOL

March 20, 2012 04:06 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Writing helps you and me list and sell more real estate.

I consider you a writer! But does that really matter?

Margaret

March 20, 2012 08:26 PM
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Cindy Edwards
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Hi Richard,

I love to write, I took classes in college, no license...( I agree with Lisa- don't give them any ideas) It's a personal thing, people can choose to read your work, or not.  I personally enjoy reading your writing.  I think you are very talented and have an artsy side to you. Am I right? 

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