You don’t have to write a novel to be considered a “writer.”
Movies and TV shows.
No, it’s not reading. But someone had to write the words for the actors to say. You’re watching the characters.
Most video games tell a story. There’s always bad guys and conflict. There’s usually a happy ending. You are the character.
Blogs and social media.
Some people post stories and chapters on their blogs, yes. But most post articles, essays, information, or funny ramblings. Some people tell stories in just 140 characters or less on their Twitter and it’s amazing.
So just because you don’t have a novel published or finished doesn’t mean you’re not a writer. We’re all writers.
What makes you a writer?