Saturday 17 May 2014

18 Reasons to Date a Writer (Especially If You're One Yourself!)

Recently, the lovely Melissa wrote a post on her blog about reasons not to date a writer, especially if you’re one yourself.

While a lot of the things on her list are true - I’m definitely guilty of numbers 2, 6 and the last two - there’s got to be some benefits, right? 

So seeing as both my boyfriend and I are writers, I thought I’d make another list of all the good things about dating a writer.

Here are my top reasons to date a writer:  

  • You’re both super creative
  • There’s always someone willing to read your work and offer comments that are actually helpful
  • You get an editor/proof-reader for free
  • You’re guaranteed to be just as weird as each other
  • You can say you’re a murderer (because you kill your characters) without being taken literally
  • No need to explain your career choices
  • You can make stupid writing-related jokes
  • You probably have a similar sense of humour so it’s easy to make each other laugh
  • You have a lot of shared interests
  • You (mostly) get each other’s references
  • You have a wide range of interests
  • You’re likely to quote random facts because you do a lot of research for your writing
  • You don’t normally have to correct each other’s spelling and grammar (except when he still can’t spell ‘definitely’ right!)
  • You tend to be quite meticulous because you pay attention to detail and plan everything out way in advance
  • You might keep weird hours because you’re writing, but you won’t be alone
  • You won’t find it strange when they drop everything to write down a new idea
  • You won’t be the only one dissecting the writing of that book, film, TV show, Facebook status...
  • And you also won’t be the only one thinking you could have done a better job of writing it!

Are you a writer? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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