5 Weird Things Writers Do

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!

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

  1. 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?

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You’re an Avid Reader If…

Today I thought that we should play a little game. Tell how you like it, would you?

The rules are simple, everyone has to complete the sentence “You’re an avid reader if…”. There will have to be two options for each person. You have to make a general statement and a personal one. That way, we can get to know better and realise we are not alone on this Earth.

I encourage you to read others’ comment and to reply them. The aim of this little game is to have fun and to see how do you see an avid reader if your reading habits are strange at all (you may find that they aren’t)

Normally, I start.

  1. You’re an avid reader if your bookcase is just as big as your closet. (general)
  2. You’re an avid reader if you spent nights on reading rather than sleeping, in a row. (personal)

I don’t think I am the only one regarding the personal one. However, my obsession with reading is taken to extremes. I literally spend two nights and two days reading consecutively in order to finish a series.

I’m looking forward to your replies.

Mondays Can Be Fun!

Oh! I’ve been dying to write this post all week. Unfortunately, due to some school projects, I didn’t have the necessary time to actually sit down and write a post. But I finally do!

I am still so excited that it’s hard to find my words – which is not flattering for a writer, you know?

As you could have already guessed, my post is somehow related to a Monday day. We always hear people complaining about how awful the beginning of the week might be, especially after a relaxing weekend, but it wasn’t my case!

Thanks to my lovely friend, Diana (thanks again, darling), I got to see The Hollywood Vampires!

Wait. What?!

Yes; no joke, guys.

I adore Johnny Depp, but I had no idea he had been part of a band. (Did you know that at first he wanted to be a singer?). My friend knew about how much I appreciated him as an actor and how tremendous it would have been for me to see him in person and offered to get me an invitation. I was like “Let me document myself a little bit,” because there was no way I was going to the concert of a band I didn’t appreciate just for the sake of seeing one person.

After listening to several songs, I called my friend and accepted her offer.

And I didn’t regret.

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Damn, they are really good. The concert was great! I was also impressed with Joe Perry’s and Alice Cooper’s performance. Johnny appeared kind of sad to me, but it is understandable as his mother had passed away in May and he’s getting a divorce.

They mostly do covers, and if you like rock music, you should definitely give them a try. As far as I know, they are on a tour in order to promote their album in Europe and have decided to start it in Romania – which is well-known for Dracula story, or Vlad Tepes legends, and let’s not forget the famous Bran castle. If you have the opportunity to go to their concert, don’t hesitate. You won’t be disappointed.

What can I say more? I hope your week had been as awesome as mine.

Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.

– Johnny Depp

Trips and Tips

  • A nice trip

I had another post in mind for today. However, I went on a trip to the mountains with some of my friends and I didn’t find it fit to write it (at least, not today). I felt that I have to tell you how it had been, especially because I had a great time.

It has been the first time when I went with only my friends on a trip (no parents or teachers involved). So you can guess it was a very big deal.

We went to Sinaia, a mountain resort in Romania. We’ve chosen it over the seaside because even if it too hot for this season, the water is not nearly as warm as it should be. We’ve stayed there for three days, including the arrival and the departure. It isn’t a long period of time, I know. I wish it had been longer. But we still managed to visit the city, the park, and some important tourist attractions.

The Peleș Castle has been tremendously impressive. There lived King Carol I and Queen Elizabeth. It was the first castle to be entirely electrified on the continent. Did you know that it was and is still considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe?

There’s no surprise since it combines three to five architectural styles – and I’ve only seen 50 rooms out of 300! It is a magnificent thing as the castle, taken as a whole, is harmonically designed. But just imagine German Neo-Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, French Baroque, Art 1900, all gathered in one construction.

I’ve seen rooms as one could only imagine or read about. It took by surprise all my senses. So many purposeful chambers and secret doors. I felt like in a labyrinth… or a royal trap. I find it difficult to live in such a place. It has the power to make one (whoever he might be) weak and meaningless.

History passionate should definitely check it out if they get to Sinaia.

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  • Be one with nature

Green dominated this trip. Forest, fresh spring grass, parks… it was refreshing. I’ve visited the park which is quite big, even though not as large as when I was a mere child.

Just make sure you do spend some time outside, ”ín the wild”. Having fun and visiting are important aspects; but in the century in which people are oblivious regarding nature, you should make a difference.

I don’t say that you should put your life in danger by in the dark depths of the forest where you could meet a not-so-friendly bear. However, take the chance to inhale the clear air, to see places you haven’t seen before, to make a picnic (but please, for God’s sake, don’t let all the trash behind you).

Many persons must learn to respect the surroundings and to let them as they had been found, for the joy of the future newcomers.

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5 Tips for a Successful Trip

 

  1. Plan ahead!

    Don’t let it on the last-minute to buy the tickets (if you need any), or to make a booking. Also, don’t go on a trip with the hope you’ll find some offers for accommodation because you might be wrong – unless you have a ”plan B”.

  2. Do some research!

    Make a list of the landmarks you want to visit. Be sure to read a little about the history of the place you are going to visit. It will make you staying so much easier if you plan on visiting something.

  3. Choose your clothes wisely!

    Think how you could combine the clothes before throwing them into a luggage. You’ll end up by saying ”I have nothing to wear!”. Furthermore, don’t take too many clothes. If you go somewhere by train, they will be harder to carry the. However, be sure to take one cosy blouse in case there will be some heavy raining and cold weather.

  4. Explore!

    From the very beginning, search for places where you may eat, supermarkets, tourist routes, taxi stations, so you can have an overall view of the place. It comes in handy at times.

  5. Look on the bright side of things!

    Something may go wrong. It happens. Don’t stress yourself about it. Try to enjoy the rest of the trip and cheer yourself up. You should have fun and make memories.