You know you're a writer when...
How to know if you're a writer.

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

  1. You hate all so-called "real jobs." Why wear pants to work when you can just wear pajamas or, better yet, nothing at all?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. People sometimes refer to you as "the grammar police." Hey, there's a BIG difference between your and you're.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. Your favorite games are Scrabble, Apples 2 Apples, Boggle, and Scattergories because you know you'll win every time.
  9. You're great at repurposing: Any receipt, movie stub, old photograph, or scrap of paper can and will be used as a bookmark.
  10. 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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