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Are You a Writer?

Here are 10 ways to know if you're a writer:

  • You hate all so-called "real jobs." Why wear pants to work when you can just wear pajamas or, better yet, nothing at all?
  • You read like it's going out of style. Those books aren't going anywhere, but you just can't help reading them at lightning speed.
  • You wear glasses, and they make you look more bookish. Whether you actually need to wear glasses is something only your closest friends and family members know.
  • You know you're a writer when...
    People sometimes refer to you as "the grammar police." Hey, there's a BIG difference between your and you're.
  • You read—and reread—the works of your favorite authors with the hope that their literary genius will rub off on you in some way.
  • You hate editing your own work almost as much as you hate the idea of some strange editor putting his or her big, red-pen hands all over your masterpieces.
  • No coffee, no writing. It's what gets your creative juices flowing. Besides, how could you perfect your personal brand of author-chic without frequenting small cafés on a regular basis?
  • Your favorite games are Scrabble, Apples 2 Apples, Boggle, and Scattergories because you know you'll win every time.
  • You're great at repurposing: Any receipt, movie stub, old photograph, or scrap of paper can and will be used as a bookmark.
  • Books are your friends. . . . No, really—you have more books than friends, and you wouldn't have it any other way.

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