What Do Writers Have In Common?

By on February 2, 2017
What Do Writers Have In Common? - Writer's Life.org

Writers have one of the most unique and exciting jobs on the planet. They create new spaces, worlds, universes for people to visit, to hide in. They give people the opportunity to take a break from reality. They help people make sense of where they are, who they are, they can evoke laughter, tears, shock and fear.

Yes, writers are remarkable creatures indeed.

So what are the special qualities that all writers have in common? If you are a writer, I am sure you’ll agree!

They are dreamers

Writers are dreamers, and they dream big. It might be their dreams of achieving success with their writing, which keep them motivated. However, they also dream of stories. Writers imaginations are full of magic and intrigue, and their ability to dream is what keeps those stories coming.

They are warriors

Writers have to be brave. They have to overcome obstacles of self-doubt and criticism, of financial stress and worry, of rejection and disappointment time and time again. They have to keep fighting to realise their dreams, even though they know they might never achieve them no matter how hard they try.

They are perfectionists

You’ll never meet a perfectionist as pernickety as a writer. They will always find something they can change or that ‘needs work’ in their stories, yet they are generous when heaping praise on their fellow writers work. Letting go of their writing, and saying ‘enough is enough’ is often the hardest thing a writer has to do.

They are in love with the world

Writers find beauty in the most desolate of places; they find wonder in the tiniest of things. Writers pay attention to the world. The world is their inspiration, and it’s ever changing, chaotic nature provides and endless well of ideas and stories just waiting to be written. Writers cannot help but be in love with the world, even at its most miserable.

They are shy and extroverted and moody and hilarious and everything else in between.

It’s fair to say that most writers are quite emotional. They are in touch with how they feel and use this to help them write emotion into their stories. Of course, this means that they tend to be on a never-ending rollercoaster ride of ups and downs. Still, that’s what makes them fun to be around, right? Right??

Writers are truly fascinating people, and they have their own unique way of looking at and existing in the world. What qualities do you think writers have and are they good or bad?!

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

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