17 Signs You’re A Writer At Heart

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1. You often have trouble falling asleep because things are constantly writing themselves in your head.

2. The notes app on your phone has hundreds of story ideas.

3. There’s a folder on your computer called Rejected Writing Tidbits where you store all the things that never came to be, in the off chance they may one day be (also perhaps a sign you have hoarder tendencies).

4. You can be suffering from writers block for days and be in the depths of despair and then see something that out of nowhere makes magic in your head and suddenly words can’t stop flowing from your hands. This often happens at the most inconvenient times. Like during finals.

5. Your brain never turns off. It is constantly searching for new ideas.

6. Some days you feel as if every original thought has already been had. Some days you feel as if every thought in your head is literary genius.

7. Reading something truly brilliant by another author doesn’t inspire jealously in you that you wish you’d written it (maybe…), but rather awe and respect that renews your love for the craft.

8. If you could, you would take up permanent residence in a coffee shop.

9. Some of your most intimate moments ever have been sharing your work with someone else.

10. Finding someone you can talk writing with is like finding your soul mate.

11. You have notebooks full of hilarious adolescent ramblings at your childhood home. You keep them in the secret hopes that someday you will matter enough that people will say, “wow this was so and so’s first writing!”

12. The callous on your writing finger is so big it resembles a boil and makes your finger grow crooked.

13. You feel anxious when you have an idea of something you want to write but keep putting it off for whatever reason. It hangs over you until you put it into words.

14. You’ve almost peed your pants because you drank too much coffee/tea but couldn’t get up because you were in the middle of a thought.

15. You feel a strange mix of guilt and satisfaction when someone cries from the emotions they experience while reading your piece.

16. You often wonder if Shakespeare was the voice of his generation and Lena Dunham is the voice of yours, what does this say about the direction of society?

17. The power of words never ceases to amaze you. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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