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  • #47751
    Peculiar Seeker
    @peculiar-seeker

    ·  You know you’re a writer when you look up spoilers for movies before you watch them in theatres just so you can appreciate the foreshadowing on the big screen.

    ·  You know you’re a writer when your Mom finds you pacing in the dark kitchen at who-knows-what hour of the night, crying your eyes out because you are putting your main character through deep emotional distress and you can’t sleep.

    #47772
    Macey Bourque
    @fawxofthecomics

    You know you’re a writer when, on a kike with your family through the woods, you can’t stop asking “Is that edible?” because your main character is going on a quest.

    In the words of Podo Helmer, "TOOOTHY COOOOW!!!"
    An elvish warrior who sits in the trees drawing.

    #48498
    storyjoy
    @storyjoy

    ….when you wish there was some way to experience dying and survive.

    *cartwheels out*

    #48579
    R.M. Archer
    @r-m-archer

    …When you go to a different small group than usual and when one girl walks in you immediately think “You need to be a book character,” and spent the rest of the small group observing the various facets to her personality, as well as imagining how you’d draw her face because she has a really interesting face.

    Fantasy/dystopian/sci-fi author. Mythology nerd. ENFP. Singer.

    #48971
    Katherine Baker
    @kb-writer

    You know you’re a writer when…

    Your texts are suspiciously long and eloquent.

    You get weird stares when you’re talking because that “perfect word” that would illustrate your point beautifully is evading you, and no other words in your mind come close.

    You meet people with interesting names, and instantly try to think of a character to name with it.

    You’re younger sister never got to play normal games (baby dolls, house, etc.) because all you wanted to do was epics about slaves escaping from brutal masters or harrowing spy thrillers where the main characters are always in mortal danger.

    You know you’re a poet when you start randomly conversing in rhymes with family members.

    Always remember you're unique...
    ...Just like everyone else

    #49377
    Rachel Rogers
    @scribbles

    You know you’re a writer when you’ve procrastinated on fully developing your setting and now the simple question “What year is it in your novel?” launches you into a frantic domino effect of research:

    What month did the Civil War start? When and where were the major Indian conflicts in Oklahoma? What year was the first Oklahoma Land Run? What?! They put in a railroad through Oklahoma in 1872? Ugh… Where did it run? Okay, phew. The train is not a plot hole…I repeat, the train is not a plot hole.

    *calmly types a reply to the original question* “My novel is set in 1874! :D”

    Ambiverted INFP. Scribbles all the words. Names the plant friends. Secretly Edna the Piguirrel.

    #49509
    storyjoy
    @storyjoy

    ….when you read a sentence/paragraph that’s just so amazingly written that you can’t do anything but stare at it for the next hour, wishing you could have written it.

    ….when you try to force yourself to have dreams about things you really need to experience to write accurately, but don’t want to try out in real life.

    ….when you think of the perfect comeback to your villain’s snarky remark, but can’t put it in your story because it doesn’t fit the character. 😭

    • This reply was modified 3 years ago by storyjoy.

    *cartwheels out*

    #49510
    storyjoy
    @storyjoy

    ….when you are daydreaming about a scene you want to write, with the characters based on real life people… and then one of those real life people you’re daydreaming about walks into the room. Please don’t read my thoughts…

    *cartwheels out*

    #49512
    Julia
    @julia

    You know you’re a writer when…

    … you see the poster picture for the new movie coming out and immediately begin predicting what’s going to happen based on what’s pictured. *cough cough yesterday cough how to train your dragon cough cough*

    … you’re very critical and talk a lot during movies sometimes by accident to comment on what the characters are doing right or wrong.

    … you dream of having a room dedicated to all the mugs you’re going to buy when you get a house of your own.

    … someone is being dramatic and trying to make a point by acting out a bunch of horrible demises and you start laughing because you find the melodrama funny.

    … you can’t afford, like, anything, and all the gifts you receive at your birthday and Christmas are book and writing related.

    #49514
    Andrew Schmidt
    @andrew

    You know you’re a writer when…

    1. You buy a fish or something and then give it special powers, speech, etc.

    2. You’re a collector of strange items.

    3. You look into your fish tank and watch all the little movements (such as the ways the bubbles float to the top, how each fish’s fins move, and so on).

    4. You sit in a dark room at church, trying your best to be mysterious as possible… and people look at you and think you’re creepy.

    5. Imagine conversations with people you haven’t actually met yet.

    6. Wander alone in the woods.

    7. At dinner you may mix food or whatever to create something special.

    Random Stranger: "What do you want to do when you grow up?"
    Me: "Write every inch of your future."

    #49530
    J. Dekreel
    @dekreel

    You know you’re a writer when you choke yourself with your own arm so you know what it actually feels like so you can possibly incorporate that in a story later. 😛

    ENFP-T. Cartoonist, "half-writer", wolfish.
    Blog

    #49918
    Hedges
    @h-jones

    You know you’re a writer when, in reading a book, you read that someone makes a particular expression and you make it yourself; you tilt your head at the book, or your eyes widen, or your brows furrow, or you stare sarcastically at the pages, so that you can kind of get a feel for what the characters are experiencing, and how it may be portrayed in real life. xD

    You know you’re a writer when, having gotten so used to how stories work and what is expected in novels, you feel a slight, slight pain in your abdomen and think, “Oh no. Appendicitis. Cancer in my lungs. Curse you, fallen world!! This just happened to that character in that book, too…” Basically, you’re so into writing, you get disconnected from the realities of reality. Not everyone who feels a slight, slight pain in their abdomen is going to die, people. That typically just happens in the stories.

    When you’re watching a new movie and when a character dies, you look at  another character and think to yourself, “So unrealistic… he shouldn’t be handling it this well.” or “Bruh, quit it with the phony tears! You’re making me cringe here!” And then you realize that such may be the actual way some people handle tragedy in real life, and nod slowly to yourself, but still wonder if there was a way to better convey the character’s pain. But then think, not everything is explained in real life, though. But then think, but stories aren’t real life. And then have a crisis on how to go about writing things that wouldn’t have been as hard a few seconds earlier. And then you proceed to glare daggers at the film you’re watching, causing family members to worry a bit. She’s taking this a little too seriously…

    You know you’re a writer when you and your friends speak in Old English together, just because you read so many books where the characters talk like that and it feels more natural to you. Also, it’s hilarious.

    Moreover:

    ….when you have all your future children’s names picked out, but then use them up on characters instead.


    @storyjoy
    This, I think, was the most relatable thing I have seen on this entire thread. XDD

    • This reply was modified 3 years ago by Hedges.

    Married a blacksmith, and now frequently uses his knowledge for writing fantasy.

    #49936
    storyjoy
    @storyjoy

    @h-jones I’m glad I’m not the only one. XD

    When you’re watching a new movie and when a character dies, you look at another character and think to yourself, “So unrealistic… he shouldn’t be handling it this well.” or “Bruh, quit it with the phony tears! You’re making me cringe here!” And then you realize that such may be the actual way some people handle tragedy in real life, and nod slowly to yourself, but still wonder if there was a way to better convey the character’s pain. But then think, not everything is explained in real life, though. But then think, but stories aren’t real life. And then have a crisis on how to go about writing things that wouldn’t have been as hard a few seconds earlier. And then you proceed to glare daggers at the film you’re watching, causing family members to worry a bit. She’s taking this a little too seriously…

    *nods violently*

    *cartwheels out*

    #50111
    storyjoy
    @storyjoy

    …when you debate with a writing friend over whose character is tougher.

    …when your siblings know not to disturb you when you’re writing.

    …when real life people become characters in your stories, and you grin every time you see them because you can’t help yourself from imagining them in whatever unfortunate situation you’ve placed them in.

    …when you catch yourself dreaming about what actors would play your characters if ever your book was turned into a movie.

    …when each of your friends has at least one character dedicated to them.

    *cartwheels out*

    #50112
    storyjoy
    @storyjoy

    …when you get a sudden motivation to write a story based on the word “lethal”.

    (I stole that one from a friend.)

    *cartwheels out*

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