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24 Signs You're A Writer

Stop reading this: that book of yours won't write itself.

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1. You've considered purchasing, and/or have been gifted an old and barely working typewriter.

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Because why the hell not? It's not like these things are heavy, noisy, and impossible to bring to a coffee shop or library- live a little!

8. You’re paranoid that if you tell other writers your brilliant ideas, they'll steal them and become famous and rich and scoff at your pitiful cardboard box life.

12. You often wake up thinking you've just developed the plot for your new novel, scribbling on your arm or whatever is closest.

13. You dream of someday writing in some New York apartment with brick walls and plenty of sunshine.

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A minimalist desk for your writing to take place, occasionally littered with beautiful books and new pens, while classical music plays and birds chirp and your editor is on the line to congratulate you on your “making-it-ness.” Which you will have coined as a term by that point, in your very popular articles/books. Obviously.

14. Your opus stays locked away for years, until you're ready to reread- and subsequently burn- its trite pages.

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“That's the wonderful thing about man; he never gets so discouraged or disgusted that he gives up doing it all over again, because he knows very well it is important and WORTH the doing.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

16. You read and reread your favorite authors, hoping they'll rub off on you in a non-obvious way.

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And that when we’re all dead and chilling up in literary heaven they’ll be like “yo, I see what you did there,” and we'll all laugh and share a smoke (because tobacco is cool in literary heaven.)

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