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    I generally refer to myself as a writer; technically I could say I'm an author, but as Barbara R. said, it's a bit pompous. I reserve "author" for formal introductions where presenting credentials is necessary. However, I've found "writer" works well for "published writer" and most situations. IMO, I write, therefore I'm a writer. "I author xxxx works, therefore I'm an author" sounds pretentious to me.
    Last edited by Snitchcat; 09-08-2019 at 07:05 PM. Reason: Typos
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