These are just some things I have been thinking about…
You know you’re a writer if…
You use many notebooks, many well used, well loved and nearly falling apart, yet holding the very thoughts and essence, a catalogue of you since the beginning of writing journey.
You care a small notebook around with you just in case.
You have a whole arsenal of pens with you at all times, because you never know.
Pens and paper have special intangible qualities to you. I can still remember the feeling and the pen I used to write Song of the Superheroes.
The letters on the computer keyboard are wearing off.
You think of your characters as real people sometimes.
You know your characters better than some of your friends
When you’re walking down the street and a scene from the story your working pops in your head and you get so caught up in it, you’re talking to yourself whilst out in public and people think you’re entirely weird.
Real people and places always inspire you. Everything would make a good story!!!
You imagine as opposed to daydreaming.
Daydreams usually consist of characters and scenes from stories your working on.
When writing an e-mail to a friend it’s practically an essay and you have to edit it for grammar and mistakes.
Grammar and spelling errors irritate the hell out of you.
Words are you vice without them you’d be completely lost.
You can write in complete silence or in utter chaos if the time calls for it.
Anywhere with a place to sit and good lighting is a good place to write. In fact you can write anywhere, bus stops, staff rooms, restaurants, etc.
When you stay up until 3 or 4 in the morning and suddenly realise you have to be up in three hours, but couldn’t care less because you’re on a roll with your current writing endeavour.
You see dreams as inspiration for story ideas
You sometimes dream about the story the working on, sometimes improving your story. :P
You’re constantly brainstorming ideas for your story.
When your head is full of thoughts and the only way to comprehend and process it all is to write out what is frustrating you, making you happy, exciting you, etc.
You have tried more than one type of writing such as journalism, novels, screenwriting, poetry, journaling, etc.
And finally you know you’re a writer when you truly believe you are. :)
P.S….I having nothing to add.
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