There are so many writing stereotypes out there. For example, when most people picture a writer they imagine a poor-coffee-loving-intelligent-but-crazy-bohemian-hermit who spends their days dreaming up fantastical worlds and despicable murders. It may shock some people to learn that some writers love the sun, prefer to be outdoors, and actually, NO, they don’t know a single thing about how a computer works, but if you need help with anything Microsoft word related – well you’re in luck! (Another stereotype?? Whoops).
Here are what I think are the nine main stereotypes of writers:
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There comes a time when every writer needs to step back and see what a #writerslife looks like from the outside – and yes it looks like cats.
Be warned, these stages can come in any order, you can be in the middle of number 6 when suddenly inspiration strikes and you’re back at number 1. Number 2 might not actually exist and number 9 can strike at any time.
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No, this article isn’t about the 10 strange ways that writers interact with cats. But it could be. Anyway… writers often do weird things for no apparent reason, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. So here are the 10 weird things writers often/sometimes/always do:
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Some people say writer’s block doesn’t exist. That it’s just epic procrastination and laziness tied up in a pretty package. But it does exist. Oh. Hell. Yes. It. does. Sometimes it can last from a few hours to a few years (true story!) but the journey is still the same…
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There’s nothing quite like a cat to illustrate what writers really look like while writing a novel.
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There really is nothing more tempting and soul saving in the world to a writer then the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans in the morning, middle of the day, afternoon, evening and in the middle of the night (say, 3am?)
You know you’re obsessed when you look in your pantry and you’ll most likely find instant coffee on standby, gourmet coffee bags, coffee beans, coffee bean grinder, plungers, percolators, some form of Avanti Espresso or Baccarat Brilliante, and a bottom or top of the range coffee machine sitting on your kitchen bench.
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On February 14th 2016 I’ll be in Paris sipping a ristretto and eating macarons at Ladurée’s on the Champs-Élysées! Ok I’ll admit that’s not quite the truth… I actually plan to spend my Valentine’s Day working on my romance novel while watching something along the lines of Sense and Sensibility or Emma. I think it’s hilariously ironic that I’m single and love writing romance stories, so on February 14th I think I might invest particular attention on some of the more angsty, we-will-never-end-up-together-but –then-we-do scenes. May as well let someone get some love in this world, even if it’s only fictional!
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