You May Be A Writer When…


  1. You hold conversations with people no one else can see.
  2. You talk about fictional characters as though they were human.
  3. You laugh, cry, or yell at words on a page.
  4. You wake up in the middle of the night with a brilliant idea and actually get up to write it down.
  5. You always have pen and paper on you.
  6. You panic if you do not have pen and paper on you.
  7. Your confidence ranges from “I can conquer the world” to “I don’t deserve to live.”
  8. One bad review can ruin your whole day.
  9. Receiving one good review has you dancing about like your starring in a Broadway musical.
  10. You constantly narrate your own life inside of your head.
  11. Nothing is more frightening than the idea of getting writer’s block halfway through a great story.
  12. You mourn the death of every fictional character who has passed.
  13. You kill people for a living.
  14. Your job is literally to create new worlds.
  15. You turn personal tragedy and strife into inspiration for your newest work.
  16. You know at least ten ways to say anything you need to- and use them all at some point.
  17. You’re tempted (or do) go into every bookstore you walk past…because not doing so will drive you insane.
  18. You have a Nook or Kindle filled with years of books, yet you can’t help buying just one more.
  19. Writing is literally as necessary as breathing.
  20. You have old stories from when you were a child tucked away. You laugh at them now, but secretly keep them as a reminder that this is what you have always wanted to do.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: You May Be A Writer When… | A. D. Trosper
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  3. P. C. Zick
    Jan 30, 2014 @ 19:08:22

    Reblogged this on P.C. Zick – Manuscript Doctor.


  4. Carol Brill
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 12:17:39

    You Nailed IT!! one of my favorite quotes is E.L. Doctorow — ‘Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” thanks carol


  5. lisarey1990
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 17:43:33

    Yeah, that about sums me up! Not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad but yeah. 🙂


  6. theparisreviewblog
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 17:43:13

    As someone with a literary blog, I totally relate to this. I love the one that says you cry at words on a page. I do this all the time! Glad to know I’m not alone.


  7. adtrosper
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 17:38:31

    Reblogged this on A.D.Trosper.


  8. idiotprufs
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 12:32:35

    Fictional characters are human, what’s wrong with you?


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