With all the serious topics about story removal and rules violations, how about something quick and fun? Or make it serious if you like. Just fill in after the ellipsis with your own thoughts.
... because I have indents on my wrists where they rest on my laptop.6/1/2012 #1 Report
You know that you are a writer when you get an email from a friend and you always edit before reading it. :D6/1/2012 #2 Report
I know that I am a writer because when I cannot write the ideas in my head, I feel like I am being suffocated and when I am doing things other than writing, my mind is most often still thinking about the many storylines I have going.
I know that I am a writer, because several keys on my keyboard are nearly blank from constant use. It doesn't bother me though; I learned to touch-type because I wanted to write faster.
I know that I am a writer, because the thought of losing my precious stories is worse than the thought of losing nearly anything else on my computer, and I try my best to back everything up when possible. I unfortunately have lost some very good tidbits of my writing due to a hard drive failure. I have tried and tried again to try and salvage it. When I have the cash to do so, I may just cough up the change to have it looked at by a professional data recovery team.6/1/2012 . Edited 6/1/2012 #3 Report
...because my mind is constantly whirring with ideas for where to take my current story, or what to write for my next story.
Seriously, sometimes it takes me forever to fall asleep because of this.6/1/2012 #4 Report
I also know I am a writer because despite my issues with mental health (Bipolar Disorder), when I am having a manic episode, like I think I am experiencing right now. I can write, and read and go on for DAYS without sleep. The only trouble is that I have so many ideas that I wind up writing and writing and writing despite other distractions.6/1/2012 #5 Report
#3, couldn't agree more on all counts!
...because I know how to spell plagiarism without looking it up.
...because I still feel that little thrill when I see I have a review. It's like opening presents at Christmas.
...because my house hasn't been clean -- really clean -- for months. For that matter, I don't cook much anymore, let the laundry pile up, have grass tall enough to make the neighbors complain, and I fall into bed exhausted between two and four a.m.
...and because I had to edit this post when I realized I'd misused a semicolon in the third sentence.6/1/2012 . Edited 6/1/2012 #6 Report
....because I get writer's block a lot
....because I get a big smile on my face, when I see new review/favorite alerts
....because I love using my imagination, and writing has helped me do that
And that's it I guess? Can't think of any really ; I just love writing.6/1/2012 #7 Report
. . . I can't fall asleep at night because a million ideas are running through my head.6/1/2012 #8 Report
...because I get up every morning at 5:30, even on weekends, just to write when it's completely quiet. :)
BEST hour of the day! (for me anyway, because I'm a morning person lol)6/2/2012 #10 Report
... because when I'm doing something, I hear my characters discussing how they would do it.6/2/2012 #11 Report
...because I'm getting ready to go to Vegas in a couple days, and I'm more concerned about taking my laptop and having internet connection, than I am with any attractions. Actually, I can do without the internet, but I MUST have my writing medium!6/2/2012 #13 Report
...because even if I'm supposedly taking "a break" from writing, I'm still sneaking in a sentence, then another, then another, then another... :P6/2/2012 #14 Report
....because I can't seem to stop at times, and keep updating my stories everyday and write multiple ones *sweatdrops*6/2/2012 #15 Report
Because I keep thinking up decent action scenes/dialogue for an anime series which doesn't even exist yet!6/2/2012 #16 Report
(bumping this up, heh)
…because once a day, twenty new ideas bombard me.6/6/2012 #18 Report
... because I always have a notebook with me so I don't forget any of the ideas I'm randomly hit with throughout the day
... because I have shelves full of notebooks that are filled cover-to-cover with ideas, stories, and outlines
... because I have multiple flashdrives dedicated just to my writing. (One for fanfiction; one for original stuff; one for non-fiction such as journals, articles, and essays)6/6/2012 #19 Report
… because I'll be out with my friends doing something on a perfectly normal day, and it will occur to me to use this as a plot for my next story. Hence why none of my other friends write.6/6/2012 #21 Report
...its the best way to explore your psyche. The other way is art.6/6/2012 . Edited 6/6/2012 #22 Report
Inspiration hits me instantly, in the most unlikely of places.6/6/2012 . Edited 6/6/2012 #23 Report
...Because I have a special folder on my laptop dedicated solely to writing stories. And it has a lot of them.6/6/2012 #24 Report
....because I'm here in Vegas, on the 47th floor of a luxury hotel, and all I want to do is sit in my room and write about all I've seen. I can picture my OC hanging out here; he would be chilling in the casino, spending too much money gambling, because the dealer's hot.
I really just want to sit and watch people and make up stories about them. I want to write about the beautiful orange sunrise, just before the sun came over the mountains. I want to write about the haggard expression of an old woman sitting in front of the slot machine, with a cigarette in her mouth. I want to write about the young women showing too much cheek in their skirts and swimsuits. I want to capture the excess in writing.6/6/2012 #25 Report
...because I think, live and breathe dialogue and scene description (much the the annoyance of my husband).6/8/2012 #27 Report
... Because after tumbling into bed at half 3 I'm kept awake by picturing my next chapter.
... Because I'm a mad stationary collecter.6/8/2012 #28 Report
...because I refuse to believe this is just a hobby. It's an obsession for me. When people ask me what I do, I used to say "stay at home mom, or domestic engineer." Now I tell people I'm a writer. When they ask what I've written, I'll admit that I'm still unpublished. When they ask what types of writing I do, I'll tell them I've got several romantic fictions I've posted online. Most don't usually ask beyond that, as their eyes have glazed over. But it feels right to me -- I am a writer -- regardless of how others see me.6/11/2012 #29 Report