“T” is for Ten Ways to Know When You’re a Writer


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You know you’re a writer when:

 

  • You accidentally sign your Last Will and Testament using your pen name.

  • You know more than 10 synonyms for the word “walk”.

  • You eavesdrop in public, listening for new dialogue.

  • You “edit” your 8th grader’s term paper and turn it into a historical novella.

  • You would rather talk to the people in your head than the ones sitting next to you.

  • You mentally edit other people’s dialogue, and add tags.

  • You argue with your characters…and lose.

  • Finishing a scene or chapter is more important than sleep, eating or bathroom breaks.

  • You end an argument by saying, “Oh my gosh, that was brilliant! I need to write that down.  What did you say again?”

  • Your therapist thinks it’s therapeutic for you to listen to the voices in your head and write about them.

 

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40 thoughts on ““T” is for Ten Ways to Know When You’re a Writer

  1. Visiting from Stina’s place.

    Fun list. I would add that while listening in public for dialogue that a writer is prone to people watching in public as well–never know when the idea for a character will present itself.

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  2. So funny!

    Sometimes I am talking to my husband and I am adding dialog tags in my head “Yadda Yadda,” he said snarkily. He pondered for a moment, taking a drink of coffee, and smiled. “Yadda Yadda.”

    And yes, the characters in my head are usually more interesting.

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    1. I’m always eavesdropping on people. My mommy would not be happy with me. I can hear her now…”That’s rude, Jenny.” Sorry mom, I’m a writer. No further explanation necessary. 🙂

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  3. Oooh, I like Layla’s suggestion. I’m forever creating characters without stories to put them in yet. But my fav on the list is “You mentally edit other people’s dialogue and compose tags and beats” So funny! I’m always narrating in my head. 🙂

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  4. “You would rather talk to the people in your head than the ones sitting next to you.” <<YES! This!
    "You mentally edit other people’s dialogue and compose tags and beats."<<And THIS! I mentally hut each key and type out what they're saying, too. LOL
    "You argue with your characters…and lose." <<I NEVER lose! Ha!
    "You end an argument by saying, “Oh my gosh, honey, that was perfect! I need to write that down. Yell it again.”"<<I snorted so loud over this one. Hehehehehe.
    Love this post. 🙂

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