Originally posted on Stories are the Wildest Things:
You’ve wondered, right?
You’ve asked yourself this question many times and you’re reading this post to find out, “Am I a writer?”
Like a hypochondriac checking out WebMD for signs and symptoms, you scour articles and blog posts for the telltale signs and symptoms that you’ve got what it takes to declare yourself a writer.
I do, too. That’s why I came up with this list of 10 Ways to Know You’re a Writer.
After reading the list, click on the links to the other great blog posts and articles that relate to each of these ideas.
Please leave me a comment about which symptoms you come down with most often, or add some new ones of your own.
You Know You’re a Writer if…
10. You take really long showers because you’re working on a writing problem or your fictional characters are having conversations in your head and…
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Hometown/Location: Manchester NH US
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
My interest in writing originated mostly as a need to express myself, The very first thing I recall that I wrote was a love letter, after that poetry and short stories captured my mind.
I have also just finished my first novel which is a teenage romance fiction, and I am currently working on my second novel.
What is your favorite genre or style to write in?
My favorite genre is Romance and slice of life. I write fiction and poetry.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Kresley Cole is one of my favorite authors, I like the way she combines love, romance and action into words and portrays the character. I almost feels real.
What books have most influenced your life most?
“The monk who sold his Ferrari” by Robin Sharma has influenced me alot.
Do you have a favorite quote or piece of advice that you would like to share with us?
“Until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life” I have lived this quote my entire life and I always believe in being able to do anything.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Can you tell us a little background or anything special on the piece you composed?
I have written a short story called “Crush Like Love”, this story is a confession of belief that I have, it revolves around David and all the girls he has ever loved or liked.
As the story progresses he questions himself “Can he love more than one person at the same time and can he love them equally?”, and he questions himself “Did he ever really love her? Or did he just like her? Just like he thinks he liked everyone else in the past”.
I would like to express my gratitude towards Annie for submitting this compassionate piece of poetry as a submission for the Writing Prompt 8- The Love Letter Project!
He shot up.
Eyes swollen, gritted teeth,
like he had been crying and pleading.
He clenched his throbbing jaw with his
fingertips, sliding it back and forth,
mopped his sweat stained hair back,
and gathered himself at the side of the bed.
It was the worst dream that he could barely recall.
He gripped the bottle,
the same bottle that had bested him hours before,
and he drained it.
He wasn’t looking so young anymore.
Stress on his skin,
as if he had looked death in the face,
Eyes colorless and cloudy, hair an ashen grey.
He caught a glance of his reflection in the mirror,
as he reached beneath the bed,
pawing for another bottle from his stash.
As he cracked the seal and swilled the liquor,
he couldn’t help but wonder where it all went awry.
Every night, he supplicated with the Universe,
to exonerate him and carry him home.
Petitioning the sky until his knees bled,
but he remained within the confines
of these four walls.
There was to be no salvation.
He was beyond saving, and he knew this.
He rose from his knees and climbed the sheets.
Coddling the bottle, he wiped the tears from his eyes,
He was ready to succumb alone.
So this time I am making a special request writers to share their completed letters by submitting them to ZelScripts@Gmail.com to be shared on my blog!
I will be taking submissions until this Saturday, July 12 2014, at 12:00 pm United States Eastern Time and sharing them as I go!