What images come to your mind when you think of a writer?
Here are a few completely false stigmas that writers are often thought of as:
- They are anti-social people who do not live in the "real world." That is entirely false, I talk to people. Though, I do thrive on the quiet clicking of my keyboard. By the way, what planet am I on today?
- Their mind is always on writing and they never talk about anything but writing. "Always" and "never" are two words you should always remember never to use in your writing. When you write, you must remember... oh, never mind.
- They rarely show anyone what they are writing. I show people my writing, just when I'm good and ready.
- They use people and events around them in their writing. That is most likely true. How else are we supposed to write believable things if we make it all up in our minds?
- They are constantly checking spelling, grammar, and structures of the sentences of others and of their own writing. Wait, is that sentence written properly?
- They stop mid-sentence to run off and write down an idea they.... excuse me a moment, that gives me an idea for something.
- They talk to their self. I do not do that, do I? Really? Okay, maybe sometimes. But besides that point. How long am I going to spend writing this post when I should be writing my book? Okay, fine, I'll stop writing this post.
Well, the stigma list could go on and on, but you get the idea. Writers are misunderstood people. We are just normal people who tend to write. Right?