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I got to wondering who first said "aspiring writer." Google let me down. Seems that "aspiring" is not so common a word, that the phrase would have appeared nearly simultaneously in different places. Probably couldn't pin down the origin if it had been wannabe writer. If the who eludes, how far back in time can you trace it? Was Homer ever said to be an aspiring writer in his day?
#1 - January 14, 2019, 11:15 PM

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I don't have the mental energy to track "aspiring" but the way I see it, if you WRITE, then you are a writer. I think most people mean "aspiring author" because they want to be published. I think Homer would've called himself a storyteller.
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