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The W Type

One of the most fascinating things I’ve discovered since blogging is how alike some of us writers are. Even though thousands of miles might separate us, even if we write different genres or are at completely different stages of our writing careers, sometimes I think writers share brains.

  • We seem to have one hand an intense passion for writing and on the other a I-hate-you relationship with it.
  • One day we are cheerfully proclaiming our word counts to our Facebook friends, the next staring into space unable to write a thing.
  • We believe in ourselves and our writing and know we should never give up but our hearts break when we get rejected.
  • We give up our social lives to cram in extra writing time.
  • We love to read and share books that inspire us.
  • We use music to help us write and make playlists for our stories, ready to share on our websites once the book is published.
  • We also watch probably too much TV and too many films but we can’t help it. When we like a show, we get hooked on it.
  • We might be intelligent but we are also crazy to try this life.
  • People around us think it must be really easy to write and get published but we know the truth.
  • We lean on each other because no one else understands what it’s like to be us.
  • We get very excited when a writer we know has hit a milestone.
  • We dream about seeing our books on the shelves and going to the film adaptation premiere.

I love that we share these things. I’m not alone with you guys to encourage and support me. Being a writer can be tough but us crazy people trying it need each other to console and celebrate with.

Are you the W type?



28 thoughts on “The W Type”

  1. I would say I’m a W type. Although the TV/films not so much, only because I don’t have the time to fit it in. I honestly choose writing over TV, and a film has to be really worth my time.

  2. Once a writer, always a writer. It’s in our blood. I am so grateful I’ve met so many authors like me, thanks to the internet. As to the tv thing, I don’t watch a lot of tv, but I have to agree, when I get hooked on a show, I’m loyal to it from beginning to end.

  3. All writers are (up to a point) alike because writing is a cult, and like all members of a cult they are (up to a point) fanatics. And fantatics, by their nature, tend to stick together (up to a point).

    ‘We must be intelligent but we are also crazy to try this life.’

    The Boy with a Hat takes off his hat, scratches his head, and thinks about what Victoria meant to say. Aha! That although writers like to read much, they are also eager to put down their books and go out there to do things, no? πŸ™‚

  4. Terrific post Victoria! I definitely identify with that list. Glad to be a part of that group. πŸ™‚

  5. I don’t use playlists (although occasionally a song becomes the soundtrack for a story by workings of ?coincidence?), but the rest pretty fairly apply to me!

  6. Haha, I totally relate to this post! I’ve been so frustrated with my fiction writing that I’ve gone on a hiatus to get a clear head. I’m still writing though, doing freelance with a local arts magazine. My hope is I’ll have a fresh perspective when revisit! It’s total love/hate over here!

  7. Yes, this is so true! I find that, although I often would rather write than do anything else, it is so important for me to be social and live-up the city so I have new experiences to write about πŸ™‚ I just have to remind myself how important it is every once in awhile!


  8. Never give up your social life to cram in more writing Victoria. I really believe your writing will continue to improve if you have one. Maintaining a healthy balance is key here πŸ™‚

  9. this gives me multiple goosebumps. with writing, it’s always a love-hate relationship. i’m terribly ‘writer-blocked’ as of now, so my relationship has ventured more to the hate side, but your blog has been an inspiration. and i have to thank you for that :]

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