A Snarling challenges Miss Snark about her post on POD and hobby writers:
How would you define a hobbyist?
It's easier to tell you when you are NOT. Herewith:
1. You have an agent; OR
2. You have sold work, for cash money, to a publisher who is not your mother and the work is available in brick and mortar stores with an ISBN number and Library of Congress cataloging information; AND
3. You file, or will file for this year, a Schedule C form with your taxes that shows income and expenses from your business of writing; AND
4. You've invested time and planning in your writing career by attending workshops, graduate school or professional development seminars and workshops, or by subscribing to, or reading professional publications like PW, Kirkus, Library Journal, Miss Snark's blog.