Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be a writer, if you want it badly enough, or if you’re truly meant to be one? Below follows a list of 10 signs that you are meant to be a writer. Check out how many of them apply to you.
10 Signs That You Are Meant to Be a Writer
- You constantly dream about writing. And if you already write on a regular basis, you dream about your story, characters, the setting, etc.
- You absolutely love to read. Writers read because it’s a fact of life. Sure, not all readers are great writers, but your writing improves by reading a lot.
- You feel doubt. And, yes, doubt is a sign that you are meant to be a writer. Only when something matters really much to you, doubt will not be far away. But you need to keep moving forward. Why? Because you are meant to be a writer.
- You lose track of time when you write. Somehow you find yourself in front of your word processor (probably Scrivener because you have heard so many good things about it from other writers) at midnight when you meant to quit by 10 p.m. Being so into your writing that you lose track of time probably means you are meant to be a writer.
- You feel like something is missing when you don’t write. Deep down, you feel a yearning to write. You need to express yourself through writing. And when you don’t, you may feel empty or lost.
- You are better at working out your thoughts and feelings through writing than talking about them out loud.
- You want to spend more time with fictional characters than you do with real people. Usually your excuse for not hanging out with other (real) people is that you have to write.
- You can’t walk past a bookstore without going inside (many of the times you just want to smell the books).
- Your favorite beverage is coffee or tea, preferably in abundance.
- You have more notebooks than sheets for the bed. Who needs sleep when you can write?