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you might be a writer if… (10 ways to know)

Some of my favorite people are fellow writers. We live in a world all our own, full of crazy characters, plot twists, and made-up settings. Only we truly understand each other and the quirks that define us as writers.

Below are ten clues that you might just be a writer…

*You’re always on the lookout for characters. And they are everywhere. (Especially these days!)

*You talk to yourself as you hash out a scene. If you’re a mom, you might even switch up your voice as you do the voices of different characters.

*You enlist family members to help act out a scene to make sure it’s realistic. This is especially helpful in suspense novels.

*You hoard books for your TBR shelf and make it your mission to support fellow authors.

*You straddle two worlds – reality and imaginary and you sometimes forget which one your in.

*You meet someone and they remind you of someone you already know…the character in your most recent WIP.

*When you have a scene rolling around in your mind, you develop a sort of hyper anxiety until you can get it onto paper.

*Your best friend is the thesaurus and you proudly own a paperback version from 2003.

*When there is an emotional scene in your book, you become emotional.

*In order to get down all of your ideas, you will need to live to be at least 150 years old.

Did you pass the test? Are you a writer? If so, what other things could you add to the list?


Before you go, check out these other posts:

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Author:

Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics. Today Penny is a multi-published author of over a dozen books. She is also a homeschool mom and a group fitness instructor. When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and camping, hiking, canoeing, reading, running, gardening, and playing volleyball. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at her website, www.pennyzeller.com, her blog, www.pennyzeller.wordpress.com, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennyzellerbooks.

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