Ten Things Writers Do

Ten Things Writers Do

  1. We always carry around something to jot our notes, ideas, and inspiration in (cellphone, notebook, post-its, etc).
  2. We always observe people when we are out. What they are doing, what they are wearing, how they are behaving, etc.
  3. We have a hard time finding the perfect name and often won’t use names of people we know in real life that we associate with negatively.
  4. We spend hours on baby name websites searching for the perfect name with the perfect meaning behind it.
  5. We write something and think it’s genius only to have that particular scene bother us for the next twenty four hours. We lose sleep over it until we finally change it.
  6. We often get angry when people interrupt our creative thought process, especially when we are brainstorming, on a roll writing, or imagining a scene in our head.
  7. We like to lock ourselves in our offices/rooms to write and turn off our cellphones/phones.
  8. Our rooms/offices are full of notes, outlines, timelines, character information, pictures, etc. either on the walls, floors, desk, or all the above.
  9. Some of us keep notebooks full of all our old stories ideas, even if we scrapped them.
  10. We often decline social invitations because we need to write, even if that means staring at a blank page for three hours without inspiration.

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