I am a writer. No, I’m trying to be one. I’m doing this by being an active Writing and Editing student in the Rhodes Journalism and Media Studies year three course among other writing endeavours. But wait, who will tell me when I can say definitively, “I am a writer”? I could study the subject for 10 more years and not call myself a writer. Or, I can call myself a writer right now, behave like one by doing the activity (writing, of course) that the title suggests and by doing so become a writer anyway. I think I prefer the latter option. I am a writer.