You May be a Writer If… (2nd Edition)

The last post I did on this topic was so much fun… I wanted to do it again! Hopefully you don’t mind.:)

You may be a writer if…

…you’re an avid people watcher, and are shocked out of your skin when someone tells you they don’t even know what people watching is. “Wait, what??? You poor guy…”

…you have to check your face for ink stains before leaving the house.

…something mentioned in a sermon gives you an idea for further development in your novel, and you have to covertly scribble it in your bulletin before you forget about it.

…grammatical errors drive you crazy.

…you whisper one phrase to yourself over and over again because those words together in that order just. sound. so. good.

…you fervently hope that so-and-so won’t figure out that you’ve put them in your book. In disguise, of course.

…you jump up to go look for a pen and later discover that you already had one behind each ear.

…you have to check each piece of scrap paper you throw out to make sure it doesn’t contain any valuable information… because you probably took notes on it.

…you read books like you’ve been hired to edit them. “This description needs to be condensed.” “The dialogue here is amazing.” “I wonder if this is foreshadowing something…”

…three-fourths of the time you spend “cleaning your room” is actually spent reading old books/journals/notes you just unearthed.

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5 thoughts on “You May be a Writer If… (2nd Edition)

  1. Not all of those describe me… but grammatical errors drive me absolutely batty, and I am an automatic editor of most books that I read: I often find errors in stories, even tried and true classics! If all of your ‘requirements’ describe you, you are undoubtedly a writer. I can’t wait for the day when I can go to a book store, buy one of your novels, and tell a friend, “I know the author of this book.” May God bless you as you continue your mission of impacting the world for Him and putting good, God-honoring books on the market!

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  2. “…something mentioned in a sermon gives you an idea for further development in your novel, and you have to covertly scribble it in your bulletin before you forget about it.

    “…grammatical errors drive you crazy.”

    “…you have to check each piece of scrap paper you throw out to make sure it doesn’t contain any valuable information… because you probably took notes on it.

    “…you read books like you’ve been hired to edit them. ‘This description needs to be condensed.’ ‘The dialogue here is amazing.’ ‘I wonder if this is foreshadowing something…'”

    AH YES. I feel so understood now. XD So many pieces of scrap paper…

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