It’s the middle of the night. You wake up from a bad dream and instead of grabbing a glass of water and heading back to bed, you find yourself frantically scribbling down every detail before you forget. The notes sit by your bedside, waiting to be transformed into a story, but never are. You wonder if you have what it takes, but have doubts.
Here are a few ways to know you were meant to be a writer:
You have a plethora of writing utensils.
It doesn’t matter if it’s pens, pencils, markers or crayons, you have an abundance of them. Of course, when it comes to actually writing something, you have one favourite. You’ll use it till it breaks and when it does, you might hold a private ceremony to say goodbye.
You have as many journals as you do pens.
They come in every size and shape and they can be found all over your home. You are proud of your collection and use them wisely. That, of course, means if someone calls to leave a message you’ll be scrambling for something on which to write it down. Your journals are too good for such a menial task.
You prefer to watch rather than participate.
Wherever you go, you are constantly watching everything going on around you. In fact, if offered the opportunity to join in an activity, you’d turn it down. That’s not because you don’t want to participate, but your own personal fear that you’ll miss seeing some little detail that might be important.
You read – a lot.
Hearing about a new author isn’t just small talk for you–it’s an adventure. You feel compelled to read their books, just to see what they are all about. You love looking for author messages or underlying meanings hidden between the lines. Most importantly, you can find something good to say about every book and most likely would never leave a one-star review.
You buy your greeting cards blank inside.
You feel it’s better to write the message inside a card yourself rather than leave it up to someone else. Poems, messages of goodwill, and warm wishes flow off the tip of your pen. It only makes sense to add a personal touch to special occasions.
You read this whole article.
The title of this article alone hooked you. You wanted to know how many signs apply to you, so you read each and every one. You probably laughed out loud when you realized these are all things you do or have done. You also realized there are six signs listed in this piece, not five.
There are many other signs, as well. These are only a few of my favourites. If you matched up to any, it’s time to admit you need writing in your life. Set aside a few hours a week to create stories or write in a journal. You’ll be amazed at what a difference it will make in your life. You were born to write; why deny yourself the opportunity?