Write…Write…What to write? Coffee…Coffee…I need coffee. Hmm, this keyboard is annoying. What should I make Cassy say? Benji needs to do something. WHY DO I KEEP FORGETTING CAM?
Hello! Today I’m going to be sharing ten things that make a writer a writer…Or how you’d know you’re one. It’s pretty simple, but writing itself (sadly) is not.
1. Cringing when you read a badly written book, or a terrible plot twist.
C’mon, all of us writers have been there. That writer couldn’t have possible done that! Don’t they know they are bringing a bad name to all writers????
2. Being addicted to a certain hot drink.
Tea, coffee, hot cocoa. Doesn’t really matter which. I just need something to have next to me to sip and keep me awake. For some reason cold water doesn’t do that for you. In fact, cold water makes me want to relax.
3. You randomly make up stories to go with phrases.
Ever heard the phrase knock on wood? I made up a story that it came from a wood chopper who was smart enough to knock on the wood to make sure it wasn’t rotten before he tried to chop it. Chopping rotten wood sends pieces flying.
4. It takes you forever to fall asleep.
I can’t fall asleep right away. Even if I spent the whole day working in the yard. I just stare at the ceiling and start imagining a story…And suddenly, you wake up.
5. You have vivid dreams.
Ever been fighting robots on an island? Ever attended your own wedding? Only to wake up a realize what seemed to be real wasn’t? You’re in the boat with a lot of writers I know, including myself.
6. Come up with the impossible…in an impossible timeline.
“Guys, it’ll only take us five minutes to mow the field.” Umm, did you check the clock last time? Oh, you were in outer-space. “Why didn’t we do it that way?” Because gravity is against us, my friend.
7. Lose total track of time.
“Where were you?? You were supposed to be in bed two hours ago.” Oops, I forgot to look at the clock. Hehe, sorry, Mom.
8. Are book-aholics.
Just one more book…Just one more. It can’t hurt anyone? I need to read another book! It’s like I need more friends…But these friends never hurt me…and then they die.
9. Enjoy long, and strange words.
I really do not credit that account of your exploit. I am remorseful that you fractured your limb. Is there something I can do for you? I am so flummoxed and gobsmacked. Sometimes, I just need to speak those British words. 😉
10. Talk to themselves.
We really aren’t talking to ourselves. We have about five different people in our brains we need to talk to. How else do we learn about our characters? How can we make everything clear without talking to ourselves?
Did you relate to anything? Obviously you might not have all ten traits and you might be a writer, but those are somethings I’ve found out about writers from talking to my writer friends.
What can you relate with? Are you a writer? Do you enjoy ping-pong?