Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ten Ways to tell if you're a Writer

Have you ever wondered what really makes you a writer? Not just someone who will write because they have to, but because you want to.

Here is my list of the top ten ways you can tell:
  1. You are told by someone --a family member, friend, etc--that you spend way "too much time" writing.
  2. In your free time you either write...or read.
  3. You enjoy writing, and when everyone is complaining, "Aw, not another essay!" you're thinking, "Bring it on!"
  4. When you read other people's work or that of your own, you don't just read it. In the back of your mind you're thinking of revisions that could be made or what was done very nicely.
  5. You have several journals, folders, binders, or etc. that are dedicated to your writing career. Or maybe just your whole desk in general is dedicated to that?
  6. You've heard this before: "Let me guess, when you grow up you're going to be a writer, right?"
  7. People seek you for advice and so forth on writing projects of their own that they are working on.
  8. You usually over-note take because you want to make sure you haven't missed anything important. (This may include general note taking or notes for your stories).
  9. You could talk about writing for a long time... Maybe that's why you have a blog?
  10. You have truly dedicated your soul and heart into your work.
I hope that list wasn't too terrible. I was actually coming up with that all off the top of my head, so it might be...

Happy writing,

1 Comment:

Riv Re said...

True, true, true.

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