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?
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I get emotional when I write emotional scenes. I’m afraid most of the others don’t apply to me, personally, though I know writers who would definitely say these apply to them! The anxiety applies to me though. Not just until the scene is done, the whole stinking book!