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January 28, 2014

You MIght Be a Writer/Reader If..........




This is a post from a few years ago, and I decided to resurrect it in a new way. Here we go.

The New Year has just gotten underway, and I wanted to have a little fun. I’ve been reading “You might be a writer IF…” posts and cracking up. I’ve decided to make up a few myself and then throw it out to you great readers to come up with your own.

If someone with a cold tells you he's blocked and you suggest he read a good book until his muse returns...you might be a writer.

If you have a special gadget on your night stand that lights up when you pull out the pen for writing down great dialogue that comes to you at two AM….you might be a writer.

If for two solid weeks, you eat bologna sandwiches and Hostess HoHOs because that’s what your heroine likes…..you might be a writer.

If you’re convinced your writing sucks one day, then dream about how brilliant you are the next….you might be a writer.


If you love finding unusual ways of killing people…you might be a writer.

If your TBR pile is higher than a crackhead neighbor…you might be a writer.

If when you read a book, you wonder why they’re published and you’re not…you might be a writer.

If when you read a book you are ready to give up your dream because you’ll never be as good as XXX…you might be a writer.

If someone tells you they got a request for a full and you don’t say full what?...you might be a writer.

If your idea of romance is keeping two people apart for a long time and making them as miserable as you can, you might be a writer.

If someone mentions your voice is weak when you have laryngitis and you rush home to hone up on your craft….you might be a writer.

If you think every herring is red…you might be a writer. (I stole this one!!)

If you start crying because of something you’ve done to a fictitious character….you might be a writer.

And my favorite one:

If you are on the watch list for Homeland Security because you researched weapons of mass destruction and terrorism,,,.you might be a writer.


I do or have done all of the above. Oh hell! I’m a writer.

I decided to do a you might be a reader if… A lot of the writer ones would fit as well.

If you believe you actually know the characters in a book personally…you might be a reader.





If you keep on buying books despite the fact that you have absolutely no more room on the bookshelves, you might be a reader.




If you get the shakes when you pass by a bookstore and not go in, you might be a reader.



If you are still weepy hours after you’ve finished a book, you are definitely a reader!!!



And my favorite—If you base your relationships on whether a man reads or not, you might be a reader.




8 comments:

Sylvia said...

Liz Lipperman where is your name on this post? This is hysterical. You might be a writer if you dissect everything you read or watch on television for sentence structure and character development. You might be a writer when you write down funny situations you hear about and think I can use that. You might be a reader if you never leave home without a book to read.

vicki batman said...

Hi, Liz: and I have to add Sylvia's comments are hysterical. You might be a writer if you research poison and send the information to your husband's printer. (Handsome was really worried.)

Liz Lipperman said...

Sylvia and Vicki--love these. I just read on FB to whisper into the phone "It's done, and there's a lot of blood." Then hang up on unwanted calls.

Barb Han said...

Ohmygawd, I love this!!

Susan Royal said...

Love all these and yeah, I can see myself...especially the one about keeping my characters apart and miserable until the appropriate time or crying over something I've done to one of them. Do you ever find yourself wishing your company would go home so you could capture something that is begging to be written down? Or tell your husband you can't possibly cook tonight because you're main character is in trouble and you've got to rescue him? Pitiful, huh?

Liz Lipperman said...

Well, Susan, since you are the only commentor that isn't a Princess, you win the Amazon gift card. Yay! I liked your comments. Send your snail mail address to Liz@Lizlipperman.com.

Congrats.

Susan Royal said...

Sigh...Okay, I've gone back and read the directions...And I'm following them this time.

Do you tell your husband you can't possibly cook tonight because you're main character is in trouble and you've got to rescue him?

Susan Royal said...

Oh wow...our posts crossed. I'll send right away.