A young woman climbs rocks, reaching for a handhold through a treacherous passage.
Doing a coy dance across the room from one’s aspirations usually ends up in the aspirations leaving with another partner. Photo by AJ Yorio on Unsplash.

Little did I know when creating Aspiring Writer Syndrome that some writers are opposed to the term “aspiring writer.” During the process of making sure search engines know about the new site, as well as these Medium publications, I noticed several articles out there advising writers to abjure the moniker “aspiring writer.”

I agree that there’s no need for anyone to think of themselves as undeserving of the title “writer” just…