20 Ways to Tell You’re a Writer:
(In random order)
- Ideas for plots, characters and dialogue pop up in your head anytime and anywhere.
- Aside from owning a lot of notebooks, you have post-its, napkins and sheets of papers filled with random things you’ve written. (When I was 18 and working at a retail store, I ripped a piece of receipt paper from the cash register because I had to write a poem.)
- You love books.
- You can write scenes and dialogue in your head while doing house chores.
- You’re observant.
- You can almost always predict what’s about to happen next during a movie.
- You don’t mind spending hours alone—writing.
- You love words.
- You don’t only love to write. You have to write.
- You get the urge to want to rewrite scenes from movies or TV shows you’ve just watched.
- You say this line too often, “I need to write that down”.
- You get frustrated when you don’t get to write.
- You can be many different characters at one time when writing stories.
- You daydream often.
- You can fill blank pages with stories that most of the time write themselves.
- You’re always editing.
- You have voices in your head and you can’t shut them up. You try, but they come back anyway.
- You have a crazy imagination.
- Going to bookstores excite you.
- You see things differently. To others, it’s just a photo, just a line from a song, just a train ride, but to you—it’s a story.
There are other ways to tell if you’re a writer, but I thought I’d stick to 20. Please feel free to add more. 🙂