4 Things Writers Really Want Their Friends to Know

To my family and friends…

Meg Dowell Writes

All writers have friends who are not writers. It would get a little overwhelming, to be honest, if we only hung out with people as creatively inclined, writing-wise, as we are. But just because it happens doesn’t mean it’s easy. Sometimes, it’s exhausting. So, non-writer friends — here are a few things we’ve never told you, but have wanted to for a long time.

We’re not (always) thinking, “This would make a great story!”

You don’t think about your job 24/7. We don’t think about ours that much, either. When real-life events do inspire us to write something, most of the time, it’s accidental. Ideas are a bit like viruses. They creep up without warning and slowly take over our lives. We don’t go looking for them and don’t even always detect them in the moment. Comments like, “You could write a story about this” are well-meaning, and we appreciate…

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14 responses to “4 Things Writers Really Want Their Friends to Know”

  1. ayshamuhammed92 Avatar

    The struggle is real. Greatly put article. In love with your words.

    You can check out my blog at : http://www.ayshamuhammed92.wordpress.com

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Aysha for the follow and for your appreciation. Will check out your blog.

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      1. ayshamuhammed92 Avatar

        Looking forward to hearing what your thoughts on my blog.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Checked your blog Aysha. You write very well.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      You agree too😊

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Preethi. How have you been?

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      1. viewsofpreethib Avatar

        Hi Smitha, Im fine thank you 🙂 How ru doing?

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Good Preethi. As everybody else, on my toes 🙂

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  3. poonam Avatar

    Sahi kaha Smitha.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      😀. Ok it means you’ve had loads of experience…welcome to the club Poonam.

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      1. poonam Avatar

        Thanks dost😊

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