I’m a Writer

For anyone else afraid to say it out loud

A young woman with long dark hair and red lips glances over her shoulder with a slight smile while sitting at a typewriter.
Photo by emre keshavarz from Pexels — NO I don’t own a typewriter, but I am old enough to have used one!

For as long as I can remember I have shied away from calling myself a writer. I always wrote in journals growing up, then graduated to poetry and other teenage angst in high school.

One day, my favorite English teacher published one of my poems in a literary magazine he had put together. He didn’t tell me he was doing this ahead of time, and I was completely mortified and…



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Steffany Ritchie

Hi, I write memoir, essays, music, pop culture, and other inexpert anti-millionaire making stuff. I am a long-time American expat in Scotland.