Now, everyone is different, and these things that I’m about to list below might not apply to you. However, I’ve noticed that most writers have these features in common. It’s funny because I consider that any groups of artists – painters, musicians, sculptors – have their own “weird” habits.
I don’t think you’d have a solid reason, but I’m going to proceed by saying that I do not intend to offend anyone.
That being said, let’s start!
They don’t know how to relax
A regular person works for eight hours a day, and that’s it. A writer’s job never ends, by choice. They will think about their plot while they’re dining, note a reply while talking to you, and find inspiration in a person. Writers usually don’t know how to relax – mentally speaking. There’s something bugging them constantly and the urge to write in order to clear their mind is unbearable – still, they end by engaging into another project in no time.
They would mercilessly refuse you
Writers are compassionate, and they would go out once in a while. However, their natural habitat is the home. Nothing compares to its comfort. If you ask them out and they haven’t seen you in a long time, they will accept. But if it isn’t a one-time occasion, be sure you’ll be mercilessly refused. According to the grade of friendship that’s between you, the writer will either say he has other plans or that he’d much rather stay inside and read or write.
They are unconventional
Writers are unconventional people. I love, for example, to wear strange coloured lipsticks – black, blue, dark plump. Every writer has his signature, his boots, his crazy hair colours, or his accessories. They are creative people so it’s normal for them to be out of the pattern. In addition to this, they’d interrupt you in the middle of the conversation, pull off a notebook and note an idea that struck their mind. Normal people will wait for the afterwards or do it discreetly, but writers know that good ideas are not to be neglected.
They ask nicely their computer to do something
A sane person would probably not talk to his/her computer. Still, I find myself in this situation often. Whether it is because my laptop is about to crash and I plead that he works until I hit save or my Internet is about to disconnect and I speak as if the laptop could do anything to prevent this from happening. Once in a while, I would politely as it to prepare me something to it only to be able to finish what I’m writing. Despite my nice behaviour, it would never do as I tell him. I love him, though – yep, my laptop is a male.
They are overly protective of their characters
Artists are protective of their work. It’s normal and no one questions that. Yet, writers take it to a new level. Did you just criticise their character, their baby? You’d better be prepared to be told why you are not right. For them, the characters are not only that, they are human and their children. Would anyone let his/her children be talked inappropriately? Writers are so caught in their story’s world that, at times, they forget people have different opinions.
That was my list of things which could be weird simply because they are unusual for a “normal” person. Though, I think that we should define our own reality. By my rules, I am perfectly fine.
Do you do any of these things?