Ten Things Writers Do
Take a look at some quirky things that writers do!
- We always carry around something to jot our notes, ideas, and inspiration in (cellphone, notebook, post-its, etc).
- We always observe people when we are out. What they are doing, what they are wearing, how they are behaving, etc.
- 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.
- We spend hours on baby name websites searching for the perfect name with the perfect meaning behind it.
- 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.
- 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.
- We like to lock ourselves in our offices/rooms to write and turn off our cellphones/phones.
- Our rooms/offices are full of notes, outlines, timelines, character information, pictures, etc. either on the walls, floors, desk, or all the above.
- Some of us keep notebooks full of all our old stories ideas, even if we scrapped them.
- 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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