I see myself as a working writer, working editor, and working publisher, who is aspired to write and finish projects for others to read and hear. I have a message.
To write is to work words into sentences, then the paragraph, next pages, and into a story, or lecture, or essay. All are literature terms. I am a writer with the skills of plotting, characters, scenes, timing, dialogue, creating mystery, and adventure, which I learned by reading folktales, fairy tales, legends, myths, and fables from all over the world. I lack the training in phonetics and creative writing because my early education was filling in the blanks, which I am excellent. I love to answer questions.
I think 'looking at the working writer' means reading their words, which I hope happens for me and any writer devoting time and efforts to word a novel.
And last, the seeing or hearing of the spoken words from telling a story, which we all do. Some of us interesting; others need to think about the words use and how the listener is receiving their story as do all author.
I am not a hobbyist!