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Offline Dan D Jones

Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2012, 02:46:07 PM »
... you keep pen and paper on the night stand by your bed, another set in the glove compartment, more in the corner drawer of the kitchen, etc. so that you'll always have a way to scribble down that idea when it pops in your head.

Pen and paper, puh!!! That's what I use my iPhone "Notes" app for.

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Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012, 02:58:46 PM »
Ahh, I get sore thumbs just from texting on my touchscreen phone, let alone write notes/bits of story. Pen and paper it is for me too, I have a little much-loved Moleskine notebook that I jot everything down in (so its all nice and contained). :)

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Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2012, 03:27:32 PM »
... you find yourself sitting on a beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear water lapping at the shore, palm trees as tall as a house at your back and only the call of some exotic, unknown bird echoing in your ears and you think... I should put this on paper!
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Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2012, 03:37:32 PM »
Thinking about what a protagonist of one of the stories would respond to your own situation...
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Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2012, 03:56:25 PM »
...You're cleaning the house and you find scraps of paper down the back of the sofa, in drawers and other places with little ideas for your novel written on.
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Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2012, 10:06:21 PM »
...you move house and at least ten boxes contain writing books, notebooks, inspiration, copies of published stuff, copies of writer friends' published stuff, pens, pencils, dictaphone, post-its... and the cat has developed a habit of sitting on your feet as you write, just to be near you!
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Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2012, 10:34:06 PM »
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and the cat has developed a habit of sitting on your feet as you write, just to be near you!
Or the dog is sat next to you with their head on your lap.
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Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2012, 04:32:41 AM »
You have trouble focusing while reading a book because you can't stop thinking about your own. 

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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2012, 10:38:00 AM »
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and the cat has developed a habit of sitting on your feet as you write, just to be near you!
Or the dog is sat next to you with their head on your lap.
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Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2012, 09:55:13 AM »
You know you're a writer when...    You have to pay taxes on your royalties.

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Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2012, 01:53:50 PM »
...You correct the grammer on drawn-on grafity on a car.
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Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2012, 02:21:13 PM »
and the cat has developed a habit of sitting on your feet as you write, just to be near you!

Sitting on my feet would be great, she would keep them warm. Mine prefers my lap, preferably under my laptop where she can be warm!
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Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2012, 11:00:33 PM »
and the cat has developed a habit of sitting on your feet as you write, just to be near you!

Sitting on my feet would be great, she would keep them warm. Mine prefers my lap, preferably under my laptop where she can be warm!

I swear my dog has a magnet in his arse, as soon as I sit down to write he comes sits on my feet/lap. He's a spaniel, he is not a lap dog!
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Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2012, 09:57:45 AM »
You know you're a writer when you look up from the thing you quickly sat down to type, to see your eighteen year old daughter saying 'bye Dad, I'm moving out' and you respond 'wait… you can talk now?' (I'm exaggerating, she's only 13 and I swear we exchanged pleasantries only last week).
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Offline Michael Sullivan

Re: You know you're a writer when...
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2012, 09:19:01 PM »
...you madly scribble down story ideas when you are at a stoplight, and get pissed when it turns green, because you aren't ready yet.

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