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Have you ever told people that you’re a writer, only to be met with scoffing doubt? Perhaps you don’t fit their preconceived notion of what writers are like. Maybe you break all the author stereotypes. That’s a good thing, because there is no wrong or right way to ~be~ a writer.  (Well, okay, there are some wrong ways…but that’s not this blog post.)

Here, compiled for you in a handy-dandy Top Ten list are all the reasons why people may not believe you are a writer!

10. You’re an extrovert who actually enjoys socializing.

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9. You’ve never read “classics” like 1984 or The Great Gatsby.

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8. You don’t incessantly correct people’s grammar.

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7. You look generally well-rested.

well rested

6. You don’t have a room overflowing with books.

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5. You’re not averse to being outdoors in the sunshine.

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4. Your texts and tweets are riddled with typos.

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3. You don’t really like coffee.

coffee gross

2. You don’t own a single cat.

no cats

AND…..1. You’re relatively sober most of the time.

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How many of these apply to you?  (Note: you are allowed no more than 4 or 5 before I must report you to the writer’s union for eccentricity delinquency.)