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Greetings and salutations! *grins*

I stumbled across this article on a_phoenixdragon's journal: Beware of Writer.

I had to share it with you. For me, on several levels, it's so true it should be Writer Gospel. Plus? It's also funny.

So, go then and enjoy on this fine Wednesday.

PS
Disclaimer: bad words are used within article. Read with your earmuffs on. *smiles*

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blackbyrdy
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
wow, that's like, eerily true :)
Funny...but true.
gaelicspirit
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
I know, right? Especially the We are all pessimists, cynics, hypochondriacs and conspiracy theorists. In our fiction, the world must be broken. We must think of the worst. It’s what fuels the fire.

Which...kinda explains the nature of, well, pretty much all of my fics. :) *laughs*

(PS - good to hear from you.)

shadowsunrising
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
It's...IT'S SO TRUUUUUE!

*faves repeatedly*

I need this on a t-shirt or poster or something, like yesterday

*cackles somewhat madly*
gaelicspirit
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
*laughs!* I KNOW!!

I want this on a shirt...or maybe as my next Facebook status: When writing, a little dab of mental illness is a feature, not a bug.
kajmere
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
I'm not a writer.. but I had nice laugh reading this article! because yes Im sure its all true. lol
gaelicspirit
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
For me, part of the funny was the truth and part was the writer's 'tone' and energy. People like this just make me laugh. :)
amberdreams
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
A very pessimistic view of writers, which - well - confirms the theory doesn't it? Must be a self fulfilling prophecy!
gaelicspirit
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
Indeed it does!

I am sure there are very successful writers out there that don't need to write about a broken world/character and aren't as dramatic and tortured as he makes out, but I find that for the most part, the stories I write and the energy I churn when writing follows this theory.

That and writers from history tend to have some level of angst within -- perhaps not permeating their lives (because they are able to exorcise their demons through their writing), but somewhere inside, they had this broken piece that triggered their stories.

A friend told me once that only the damaged can write as we do. That resonated with me. The level of damage -- or details of damage -- varies from writer to writer, but I think that somewhere inside...it's there.

But that's just me. :)
primrose_1
Nov. 10th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
*laughs and laughs and forwards the link to her friend the writer, and her husband the kind of sort of writer, and to this other friend the closet writer, and to the.....*
gaelicspirit
Nov. 10th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
*LOVES TO PIECES*
a_phoenixdragon
Nov. 10th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'm so glad you reposted this! More people should be warned should know the hardships of the average writer. Loss of nutrition, sanity and the lack of willing readers *smack you in the face with my fanfic*

We are so underappreciated *dramatic sigh*

*Cackles*

*Smishes you*
gaelicspirit
Nov. 10th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
I loved that paragraph about writers forcing you to read their stuff and if you DON'T then you OBVIOUSLY don't appreciate or perhaps even care about them. My poor hubs...he is often the victim of this...um, feature, of mine. ;)
a_phoenixdragon
Nov. 10th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
I ADORED that paragraph! I was like 'Lookit! Someone KNEW me' *Cackles!* My poor hubby doesn't even get a CHOICE. I randomly read shit out loud and he hates it cause -

"Is it finished?"

"No."

"Are you ever gonna finish it?"

{insert random answer}

Hubby: *Hands* "Get back to me when you finish it"

Me: *Whines*

*Cackles*

Edited at 2010-11-10 10:09 pm (UTC)
lovinjackson
Nov. 10th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
Should I be scared at how much i was laughing and nodding at this LOL Thanks for sharing LOL
gaelicspirit
Nov. 11th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
Not unless I should be scared, too! LOL! Cracked. Me. Up.
deangirl1
Nov. 12th, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
So - I'm obviously tired and demented... when I got to the mole in the armpit? I thought rodent...

*facepalm*
gaelicspirit
Nov. 12th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
OMG...you ARE tired.

Although, I saw this comment? And about choked on my coffee. Heh.
heartlessbytchh
Nov. 13th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
I sent that to her. It's funny isn't it?
gaelicspirit
Nov. 13th, 2010 07:56 am (UTC)
HIGH-larious. You come across anything else like that? Toss it my way. :)
heartlessbytchh
Nov. 13th, 2010 07:59 am (UTC)
Ok, will do . I have a writer friend in Tx that hooks me up with stuff once in awhile. She had this on her Twitter the other day.
geckoholic
Nov. 14th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
*rofl* Thanks for the link!
gaelicspirit
Nov. 15th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
ubet! So funny. :)
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