The High King Lives

Hear the Writer Roar! Tuesday: You know You’re a Writer When….. March 6, 2012

Hello friends πŸ™‚ I hope you chime in on this post. Please leave me some comment love. You can finish my title in the comments.
You know you’re a writer when……

your best friend tells you she was almost robbed by gypsies in Europe and you’re like “Wow! Tell me all about it!”. Seriously, this happened with my BF Hannah tonight and I was so excited because I have gypsies in my book so I was intrigued.

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I found these on this website:

~When you catch yourself staring at someone who looks exactly like one of your characters
~When every time you open your mouth your friend holds up her hand and says ‘this better not be about the novel’
~When you walk up to your friends and say ‘I killed someone today’
~When people you barely know ask you to do their English homework for them
~When the search history on your computer includes things like ‘deadliest poison in the world’, ‘how to build a grenade with a battery’ and ‘odds of being shipwrecked on an island’.
~When people add the last three things together and start to think you are a terrorist

LOL I want to read more of these. I can’t wait to hear from you πŸ™‚ We writers have to stick together. Well, I’ve never tried nanowrimo but I am doing Speedbo (and failing miserably). But I will do better. Here’s to writing when you’d rather procrastinate….cheers πŸ™‚

God bless and remember The High King Lives! ~Amber Dover


13 Responses to “Hear the Writer Roar! Tuesday: You know You’re a Writer When…..”

  1. Virginia Says:

    Love the post – I can relate to asking people to finish stories for my own inspiration! I have a friend who has led a very glamorous life and the first thing I told her after she shared some of those stories with me was ‘you should write a book!’. Thats my answer to everything….so, you know you’re a writer when you respond to a person’s retelling of something that has happened to them with ‘you should write a book about it!’

    • amberdover Says:

      thank you πŸ™‚ lol great comment πŸ™‚ Maybe that’s how the great authors wrote their stories…by living vicariously through their friends. I wonder about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle…surely he didn’t live anything like Sherlock Holmes (I think he based Sherlock on one of his friends).

      • Virginia Says:

        I agree! There are some pretty interesting people out there. Besides, I would feel a little narcisistic writing and or basing a book on myself. Well, unless I was super extraordinary at something. Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant character, could it be that it was Conan Doyles ‘alter ego’? What is your take on the British TV show Sherlock. Personally, I think it’s brilliant.

      • amberdover Says:

        It’s my favorite πŸ™‚ I can’t wait for more episodes. How kewl would it be to have Sherlock Holmes for an alter ego lol….that’s just too much genius to handle :). I wasn’t thrilled with the first Sherlock Holme’s movie but the newest one A Game of Shadows was absolutely clever. I wanted to clap afterwards lol.

      • Virginia Says:

        Oh cool! Yeah, we have to wait till 2013 till they show new episodes (well, here in Australia anyway)….and here I will wish away the year now, all for Sherlock πŸ™‚
        Hmm, I fell asleep through the first Holmes movie and I haven’t seen the second. As much as I love RDJ, I just wasn’t ‘getting’ it. I love the modern day take on the tv series, and the actor who is portraying him, well…need I say more? πŸ™‚

  2. You know you’re writer if you never leave home with a pen or your moleskine.

  3. TheOthers1 Says:

    Waking up in the middle night because a line or story has popped into your mind and you have to write it down.

  4. Jennifer Says:

    You know you’re a writer when… you sit down to work on a story and a time warp occurs. It’s kind of like when I used to play video games. “Man, where’d the last 3-4 hours go?”

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