A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 6, ‘I’m a real writer!’


A topic inspired by my research for the second episode of A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz, I’m discussing in today’s episode why it is that so many writers become objects of scorn when they tell people that they’re writers. What criteria do we have to meet for these idiots to class us as ‘real’ writers? The answer lies within the episode (so listen, goddamit! Just kidding. Only if you would like, my lovelies. Pretty please <3)

Check out the episode here and the obligatory blooper here.

18 thoughts on “A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 6, ‘I’m a real writer!’

  1. “You don’t have to be Stephen King, or JK Rowling, or the dude the writes Game of Thrones….”
    See, even “real writers” like George R.R. Martin have people forget their names. It’s a strangely comforting thought to me.
    Another good episode. I really feel this one. I AM a writer. I’m not making money from it. I hope to someday. Until then, I’ll keep digging ditches for my day job (seriously) to keep food on the table, and write, write, write with my spare time.

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    1. Ah that’s his name! I couldn’t remember it off the top of my head 😛
      Thank you for listening and I’m glad it resonated with you 🙂
      Yeah, we’re all writers, whether we’re paid for it and well-known or not! As long as we have passion, ideas and drive, we’re just as worthy of the title as anyone else 🙂

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  2. Not sure that I should have listened to this after ‘so listen, goddamnit’ bossy madam!!!! 🙂

    Language!!!! Tut tut tut!!!! The ‘f’ bomb straight out the bat in the blooper and then the ‘s’ word in the podcast, such language for my delicate ears!!!!

    Lmao at the girly voice for ‘oh my god’!!!

    What do other people know?!?!?!? Quality, true, other people know nothing!!!!

    Ooooohhhhhh, the Guardian website, do they use language like the ‘f’ word and the ‘s’ word on the Guardian website!?!?!

    Woohoo, I write blog posts ergo I am a writer!!!

    George RR Martin writes Game of Thrones Jabz, GRRM!!!!!

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    1. I prefer the term ‘gently persuading’ to ‘bossy’ ;D
      I’m so sorry, I’m such a bad influence on you! :O No wonder you use such bad language when you’re gently persuaded to listen to people like me!
      Nah, the Guardian don’t use words like that hence why bloggers are better, which I think we mentioned before 😛
      Okay, okay, I promise not to forget his name again! But I’m not a fantasy buff like you 😛 I can guarantee you couldn’t name a single paranormal romance author!

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      1. Bwahahahaha, ‘listen, goddamnit’ is not gently persuading, it’s being bossy!😂
        Oh, you guarantee it do you?!? Lol, should have been a bet as you would have lost! Hhhmm….well….I’ll give you this one Nalini Singh! Though, I’ll admit that the only reason I know that is their latest book was on the Gollancz June press release email, definitely not a book for me!😂


      2. Oh incidentally she’s one of my favourite authors! You might actually enjoy her books because the covers aren’t abtastic. Everyone is usually fully clothed, or artfully unclothed on the UK covers 🙂 You might be able to actually open the cover without them burning your eyes!

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  3. Great podcast!
    Ha, indeed F the haters! 🙂 But you’re very supportive and encouraging towards anyone who would want to be a writer. I think, at the end of the day, no matter what someone creates (a painting, writing a piece, etc) they HAVE created something that is real and something that is out there in the world (sometimes accessible, other times accessible 100 years down the line and someone finds those snippets hidden away in a drawer) and that’s cool!
    omg- you’re publishing your poetry collection? that is cool… I’ve seen some of your poems on Twitter and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen so far so give me heads up when it’s live, I do want to check it out 🙂
    I agree that writing is a job and anyone who says otherwise … eh, they just can’t understand it.. I’d say the people who say that writing isn’t a job, don’t read either? They obviously have ‘interests’ in other areas or simply have no knowledge of what writing entails? I don’t know… it’s just people I guess, being opinionated because they can be opinionated! 😀

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    1. Thank you for listening! ❤ I'm pleased I came across as supportive and encouraging. That was the vibe I was going for. It's wonderful when creative people have a network of supportive friends and family members, but I'm all too aware that not everyone has this kind of support and are often discouraged from their creative goals.
      That's so true! The products of creative minds are accessible 100 years down the line, if not more, and that's one of the reasons why they're so important. Things like literature, diaries, paintings and music offer people of the future an insight into our culture and lives.
      I'm in the process of editing the anthology at the moment. I'm publishing it via Smashwords and I'm finding the formatting process quite challenging. I'm not too good with computers, to be honest 😛 Thank you for your kind comments ❤ I'll be sure to let you know as soon as it's published 😀 It'll be accessible for most e-readers, as well as online 🙂
      Haha yeah, people being opinionated because they can be opinionated, I like that 😛 And usually they're opinionated about things they know nothing about! I think the main issue is that a lot of people don't seem to realise that writing plays a part in everyday life. Writers create the scripts to our favourite TV shows, the lyrics to our favourite songs…and it's something people too often forget. A lot of thought and editing goes into these things!
      Again, thank you so, so much for listening ❤

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      1. And I in turn, agree with everything you said and couldn’t have said it better myself…
        Good luck with your editing and I look forward to the next podcast! 🙂 ❤

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