You Know You’re a Writer…

Just for fun, I came up with a list of characteristics that might apply to you as a writer. Some are serious, some are humorous. Enjoy!

You know you’re a writer when:

You have more pens, pencils, notebooks and sticky notes than a school supply store.

You email a writer friend about a character in your novel and your friend’s husband thinks something’s wrong with a real person in her life.

You trip over piles of books on the floor during the night.

You fall asleep with a book or magazine in your hand.

You start talking about someone and that someone isn’t real, except as a character in your work in progress.

You’re at a party or other social event and you’d rather talk to your characters than the people you’re with.

You zone out into a fictitious setting that you can’t wait to sit down somewhere quiet and write about.

Your dream is to win the Pulitzer.

You have a strong desire to travel to new places to record details for your latest project or book.

You have a photographer take headshots for the back cover of your book in case it gets published soon.

You soak up writing magazines and then can’t wait to apply what you’ve learned to your current assignment.

You like the click-clack sound of a manual typewriter, and even collect them.

You own as many books as a small book store and have a hard time parting with any.

After some time away from writing or starting something new, you miss your characters like old friends.

You feel lucky to take your work anywhere and work whatever hours you like, and sometimes work in your pajamas.

If you come up with some of your own, please share them in the comments!  Have a great day!


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4 Responses to You Know You’re a Writer…

  1. susan says:

    When you have a permanent crick in your neck from hunching over the laptop screen. I also know I am a writer from all the royalty checks I don’t get in the mail.



  2. bredkrums says:

    I loved it, Michelle. I smiled through the whole thing.


  3. Bev says:

    You know you’re a writer if you sit up in bed at 3 a.m. with the best idea the world of writing has ever experienced. You grab your pen write it down and sink into a well earned sleep. When you wake up in the morning you eagerly read your notes and wonder what language they are in. Lesson learned…hard work trumps 3 a.m. inspiration.


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