Tuesday, January 17, 2017

You know you're a writer if... by Leann Harris

You know you're a writer if... 1. You have multiple pieces of paper all over your desk, kitchen, purse with the best way to say the sentence you were just writing. 2. You miss your 20th high school reunion because you didn't read the invite carefully and it was the week before. Your take away is wouldn't that make a good story? 3. You pick up the newspaper in another town and see they've discovered a body and think, how could I use that? 4. You spend to much time at Starbucks people watching, seeing if you can come up with an idea. 5. You're in line at a restaurant for lunch, and the guy two people ahead would be the perfect hero (looks-wise) for your latest book. When he catches you, you stumble back and mumble an
excuse. 6. You cold call the police, doctor, vet, the local florist to ask if you could interview them to help with background for your latest hero/heroine. (I've developed some nice friendships with the police.) 7. You tell your husband not to come near you or your computer while writing or else... 8 The husband willingly educates another husband on the pitfalls of living with a writer. 9. You can't read your hand writing when you jotted the brilliant idea you had at 4 AM. Now, I'm sure my fellow writers can add their points to my list.

11 comments:

  1. You know you're a writer when you spend so much time researching possible ways a terrorist would attack that Homeland Security shows up at your door.

    You know you're a writer when you mistakenly call people you know by the names of your characters.

    This is fun. Thanks, Leann.

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  2. True.And I've worried when we have those discussions about murder and someone might call the police on us.

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  3. LOL, I've got five of the ten. My husband and the word "willingly" just don't connect. And, I'd love to have time to go to Starbucks BTW, I find the strips of paper with the best ideas a year after the book came out DARN. Yes, to the newspaper hehehehe

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  4. I'm nodding my head and agreeing on most of your comments, Leann!

    You know you're a writer if you talk about killing people!

    You know you're a writer if you talk about NEW ways to kill people!

    You know you're a writer if you talk about unusual ways to kill people!

    Yikes! I've got a one-track mind...

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  5. I know a writer that went so far as to talk her best friend into tying her up, throwing her in the trunk of her car, and drive her around just to see if she could tell where she was going by the number of turns they made, so she could later report to the police when she was rescued. And also that same friend drove them to a rocky beach and laid on the rocks where the shore sloped downward playing dead, said writer climbed back up the slope to see if a person passing by could spot the "dead" body. All in the name of research for her suspense books...lol!!

    You know you're a writer when you have a best friend who will go to any lengths to help you get your story just right...lol!

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  6. Trixi, I don't think I could endure being locked in the trunk of a car...even for research!

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  7. Trixi, I'm out on the trunk as well.

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  8. You know you're a writer if...


    You walk several blocks and have absolutely no memory of even crossing the street because you're so caught up in that scene you're plotting in your head!

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  9. I love your examples. Mary, I've said many times I wouldn't be surprised if my name was on a watch list somewhere because of the research I do on the Internet.

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  10. I have to correct myself, it wasn't a trunk she was in,it was actually the back of a mini-van. Sorry about that! I'm not sure I'd like to begin a trunk, I tend to be claustrophobic :-(

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