10 Things That Mean You’re a Writer


Yesterday, I finished the last of my speaking engagements for a while and today I’m taking a deep breath and reminding myself–I’m supposed to be a writer. But there’s always that naggin question–am I a real writer?

10 Things That Mean You’re a Writer

Answer True or False. If at least half of these things are true of you, you’re a writer.

  1. I live half in fantasy, half in reality.
  2. I hear characters talking.
  3. I dream of relationships and events that could only take place in a book.
  4. I enjoy sitting before a computer, alone, for hours on end.
  5. I love to play with words, the sounds of words.
  6. Trying different combinations of words is fun to me.
  7. I get grouchy when more than a day or so goes by without writing.
  8. When I’m writing, time stops or slows and hours can pass without me realizing it.
  9. If I’m not writing, I’m reading.
  10. If I’m not reading, I’m writing.

A writer writes. And I’m a writer. I’m glad that speaking is done for a while and I can get back to my real love.

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