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10 Things Only Writers Will Understand

"...life consists of either writing or thinking about writing" - Eugene Ionesco

10 Things Only Writers Will Understand

1. We're constantly writing

No we're not crazy (okay, maybe a little); it's just that writing is life. Whether it's a paper we have to do for class or something we like to do in our free time, it's pretty much the only thing we ever do. #sorrynotsorry

2. We're basically wizards

What takes non-writers days to write, takes us a few hours at most. Yeah, we're the ones that wait until the last minute to write our 10 page papers and still get a good grade; please don't hate us too much- we all have our talents!

3. We're forever being asked to help

When we're not busy writing our own papers, we're usually helping someone else write theirs. Whether it's coming up with a theme, helping decide on main ideas, or editing- we've got you covered. Your* welcome. (*Just kidding)

4. We have big dreams

Most of us have dreams of becoming a world-famous author, and if we don't, we at least have ideas for a couple books we'd like to write someday. Keep an eye out; you might see one of our books in your favorite bookstore one day!

5. We're lost without our notebook

You know the one I'm talking about...the one we carry around to jot down all our ideas. Honestly, you'll never know when inspiration will strike; better safe than sorry!

6. Writer's block is real

Writer's block is the worst; sometimes our notebooks can't even help us. I learned from Lauren Graham* that even just writing your thoughts down can help get the creative juices flowing and strike inspiration.

(*If you love Lauren Graham as much as I do, check out her book where I learned about this helpful tip, in Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between). And yes, she's just as hilarious when she writes.)

7. We live on coffee

Often times it's easiest for us to write when it's quiet, which means a lot of late nights or early mornings (or both). So, although, it seems like that coffee cup is glued to our hand, it isn't (but it would be easier if it were; especially if it came with free refills!)

8. We overthink and analyze everything

There's almost always a deeper story... or so we think. Maybe we'll write about it and it'll become one of the next NY Times best sellers; sometimes being slightly insane pays off (maybe not- but there's always hope!)

9. Sometimes "fake it 'till you make it" is our motto

We've learned over the years that carefully chosen words woven into beautifully structured sentences can trick people into thinking we actually know what we're talking about. Sometimes it's the only chance we have at making a decent grade.

10. We're all crazy about punctuation, spelling, and grammar.

We notice every mistake you make, and sometimes it takes all that is in us to not fix it; although sometimes we just can't stifle. Please forgive us!

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