What is it Like to Feel Like a Writer?

Elyse Cizek
5 min readApr 1, 2021

Self-sabotage, fear, and resistance in turning art into a career.

Photo of the Author by Anya Maria Johnson

Someone asked me today when I started writing. I paused for a long time.

“What do you mean?”

He thought for a second and replied, “yeah, I guess that’s a weird question to ask a writer.”