Author, Novelist, Writer, & Public Speaker

I Tried to Use That Map-Thingy But I Couldn’t Find the Key to Turn It On.

April 30, 2014

I’m often asked the naive (yet well-meaning) question of, “What’s it like to be a writer?”

My response depends on my mood, and quite frankly the size of the audience. I was recently posed this query at a smaller venue. The girl was very sincere when she asked, “What’s it like to be a writer?”

Without missing a beat, I replied, “Honestly? It’s like being a cartographer in a world of GPS.”

She asked, “What’s a cartographer?”

I nodded, sadly, and said, “Well there’s the answer to your first question, kiddo, and I suggest Googling the second.”

~Nick Shamhart

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One response

  1. I’m a new writer and I always ponder the same question when I meet a Author. However after reading this post I chuckled yea a Cartographer. I like this post

    April 30, 2014 at 11:30 am

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