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My alter ego got to go to her high school today and speak to freshmen and juniors about writing and publishing. It was quite fascinating, from a non-human point of view, to hear their questions.
Do you ever feel sorry about what you put your characters through?Well, yes, but if I didn't there would be no story. Maybe I'll give them good epilogues... if they survive that long.
What kind of research did you have to do for your writing?
Mostly crime syndicates, poisons, various weapons, gangs, assassinations. You know, fun stuff.
I kid you not, this was how the human adolescents appeared for most of the presentation:
And she didn't even tell them that I am her alter ego.
So I thought it would be interesting to make a post of why writers are not like normal people.
1. We managed to find a hobby that involves doing these for the rest of our life:
- every. single. day.
We found one of the few hobbies that basically means we will do homework every day for the rest of our lives. And we will like it.
2. Even weirder, we can't not do that homework. Or we will die. Painfully. Slowly.
3. And the weirdest: we have zero issues showing our craziness to other people.
Think about some of the things you have said out loud:
- I think half of my best friends are online
- I've been reading the same book for a week. Don't look at my shame.
- I slept a total of 2.4 hours last night. I feel quite refreshed.
- I GOT AN EMAIL. Oh wait... it's just a store coupon.
- Has anyone gotten around to inventing those caffeine patches from Meet the Robinsons yet?
- My characters aren't listening to me right now. They do whatever they want. Ungrateful ***tards.
- What are you ordering for dinner? Oh, I'm skipping right to the death my chocolate cheesecake.
- Do you prefer Georgia or Times New Roman? Be honest.
- If your house burned down, what is the one object you'd save? Other people: Photo album. Me: Laptop.
Yeah, we're strange people. But we kind of love that about ourselves?
And the important thing? I terrified at least one hundred human children today.
My question: What are other weird writer things you've been called out on for saying out loud?