Thursday, July 12, 2012

You know you're a writer when . . .

You know you’re a writer when* . . .
-you talk about writing more than anything else
-you have five to six writing notebooks around the house in case of great new ideas
-you’re happiest when madly writing
-you get super excited about novel/story/poem/article ideas
-You’re always thinking about how you could incorporate whatever-you’re-doing into some of your writing
-you write a novel, play, or stories for fun
-a writing site –or more than one- is your most-visited website
-you think in descriptions (i.e., ‘The dog was pelted with a whirlwind of cotton candy’, as opposed to ‘someone threw cotton candy at the dog’.)
-you have spent five minutes going around saying, “The cat was, the cat was, the cat was . . .”, trying to remember the perfect descriptions which you forgot a second ago (not that that has happened to me, you know, or anything. . .)
-you spell badly (at least occasionally) and don’t care, because you just had a new idea for your story
-you get happy even writing about writing
-someone outside of your family appreciates and enjoys your work
-you try to –and are pretty much always able to- find a story in everything
-you think up random story-starters very frequently (with Thesaurus) is a very good friend of yours
-you have a secret fantasy where you are the next person to start a wonderful novel with the words, “It was a dark and stormy night . . .” (okay, maybe that one’s just me)

*Note: all of these are true for me, but probably not everyone. If you have more, you can put them in the comments, and I will greatly enjoy reading them.


  1. I liked reading this! You're also a writer if your characters become real in your head, and you imagine them in different situations. LOL!

    I'm certainly a writer, and this list proves it! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Also, congrats! I'm pretty sure you are the first non-Russian to read my blog. Although I'm not sure why they read my blog, most of my page-views are from them (fun fact!). I haven't gotten to that writerly stage yet, but I think I will with my next novel idea. I'll check out your blog as well.

    2. Haha, that's funny! I first came across your profile through Go Teen Writers and decided I would take a look at your blog. Who knew I would be the first non-Russian reader? :)

      Anyway, I love reading your posts!

    3. Thanks! I've been feeling like my blog was this hole-in-the-wall, with no readers except Russians who get interested only because my name is Russian . . . feel kinda bad about that. :) I've been thinking about writing something in Cyrillic (sp) for them. My parents know minimal Russian, so there's a start! Thanks for checking out my blog (again), and I really like yours as well. Thanks for reading this.

  2. This made me smile! You're also a writer if you criticize Enid Blyton for making her characters unrealistic and for putting way too less conflict in her plots, LOL :)

    1. I've never read Enid, so I honestly couldn't say. Would you recommend her? Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you liked the post.

  3. These are all so true for me=D Here's a link to my blog with a whole bunch of 'you know you're a writer...'


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