A writer is someone who quietly observes the world around them and comments on it. He or she doesn’t interfere or change the way things are at the moment but will interfere or change the way things are through his or her writing. Additionally, writers tend to have this reputation of being crazy for actually pursuing the craft among people who aren’t writers and among people who are writers, they are considered insane. Despite that opinion, though, they continue practicing their craft, constantly working on perfecting it. Given this criteria, I would definitely consider myself a writer. I’ve been writing journal-type entries for as long as I can remember and short stories based on television shows and original fiction since I was about nine years old. Aside from always receiving “You’re a really good writer” comments from teachers, other adults, peers, and even people younger than I am, I’ve always thought I exemplify what it means to be a writer; I think this not only because I write journal-type entries and short stories in my spare time but also because I definitely have the personality with which writers are generally stigmatized: absolutely good with writing while simultaneously lacking the sanity to fit in with the “normal” crowd.