If you have something to say you may as well say it...
The great thing about wanting to be a writer is all you have to do is say it and start writing and you're there.
Feeling like a writer might take longer...but I think I've got there. I suppose success is the validation we are looking for; self-belief is harder to find in many cases, and a slippery beast, but worth having in your pocket if you can keep it there. As a teacher of writing I want to give people their voice and a fat dollop of self-belief.
My writing ranges through poetry and prose to playscripts and I am tempted by anything that involves communicating so writing for TV and film remains a great temptation. On my website I've stuck to sharing my poetry and flash fiction and extracts from my playscripts because if you wanted to read anything longer you'd be curled up with a book...