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9 Writer Stereotypes: The Real And The Wrong

So you heard that writers are caffeine addicts? Well, you are right...for the most part.

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1. All writers are caffeine addicts.

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Okay, maybe not all. But most. Caffeine is our crutch, it's our lifeline. So totally real.

2. All writers create in the peace and quiet of a local coffee shop, happily typing or writing away.

Uh...no. Wrong. Sometimes I write in my notebook at 3 AM while I'm in bed. Sometimes I'm sitting on a swing in my backyard with my laptop perched. Coffee shops? Who has time?
NBC

Uh...no. Wrong. Sometimes I write in my notebook at 3 AM while I'm in bed. Sometimes I'm sitting on a swing in my backyard with my laptop perched. Coffee shops? Who has time?

3. To be a writer, you have to be a stoner.

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Because how else would I get super in touch with my inner monologue, right? How else would I feel all the feels? Sorry, that one's wrong. NEXT!

4. Writers are super emotional.

Too real. We're a mess of emotion at any given time. Our best writing happens when we're three words away from emotional turmoil.
Writer's World

Too real. We're a mess of emotion at any given time. Our best writing happens when we're three words away from emotional turmoil.

5. Writers live in constant fear of others finding out they wrote about them.

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Yeah, this one's 100% real. *laughs nervously*

6. All writers drink in excess.

Wrong. Admittedly, some of my most heart-wrenching pieces have happened when I'm buzzed. But no, I don't have a problem. That being said, would someone pass me the red wine, please?
The CW

Wrong. Admittedly, some of my most heart-wrenching pieces have happened when I'm buzzed. But no, I don't have a problem. That being said, would someone pass me the red wine, please?

7. All writers handle writer's block with grace, waiting patiently for inspiration to strike.

NBC

No. No, no, no. I get impatient. I swear that I'm never writing again. I look up funny cat GIFs. Nothing about writer's block is graceful.

8. All writers retaliate in fights by writing about people.

NBC

So real. I will pull a Taylor Swift on you if you make me mad enough. I won't hesitate to throw shade. (But then instantly regret it when you find out. See #5.)

9. All writers love their craft, even on their worst day.

So true. I may complain about writer's block, but I love my job, and I love my talent. Writing is all I know, and I love it.

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