Saturday, July 10, 2010

10 Reasons Being A Writer Rocks


Sometimes, the writing life can get you down—the rejections, the solitude, the relatively low chances of big pay…

But this weekend, I thought it would be fun to think of all the reasons why being a writer rocks. Please add your own positive ideas to this list—and spread the love! What’s your favorite thing about being a writer?

10. You can work in your PJs.

9. A trip to the bookstore is a tax write-off.

8. “Not now, I’m reading this book,” is akin to “I can’t, I have a meeting.”

7. It’s weird if you don’t hear voices in your head.

6. When you go to a job seminar, you actually have fun!

5. What other job puts such a high value on otherwise useless information?

4. If your coworker is annoying you, get the leash and take him for a walk.

3. Writing is the perfect fusion of acting (inhabiting character), drawing (indulging in detail of space), performance (a show offered with unmatchable intimacy), social sciences (the study of human behavior), and imagination (possibility is infinite!).

2. To a writer, everything in life--from a skinned knee, to a divorce, to a broken car, to the bottom of a baby's foot--is filled with the potential for inspiration. Everything has practical value in the writing life.

1. With book people, you’ll find kindred spirits everywhere you go.

Best and love,

Lisa Dale
Come join me for book giveaways, author interviews, and book talk!

11 comments:

Mona Risk said...

Writing is a medicine, a drug, an aspirine or even a drink. It soothes you when you are sad or upset and makes you forget the world and its hassles.

Natasha Moore said...

Love your list, Lisa!

When you sit and stare out the window...you're working.

Clarissa Southwick said...

What a great list. I have to admit the PJ's are my favorite. It's nice to be reminded of our perks from time to time.

Jill James said...

Social networking is a job requirement.

I love your list.

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

This a great list. I might add that writers are the best kind of friends to have.

Never being bored because you always have friends in your head who will talk with you (I've had friends who want to know if they have to feed all the people I bring with me. :) )

Joanne said...

These are all great reasons to be a writer. Gotta love the writing life.

Owldreamer said...

The magic of having a story flow from my fingers onto paper(computer screen) and come to life with people and places and situations from my head. I love the process and I get to do it all at home.

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