The Secret Lives of Writers

Psst! Did you know that writers have secret lives? It’s true! When writers enter their lairs, they arm themselves with writer-ly weapons, don their favorite super writer costumes, and brandish finely honed writer powers. Want to know more? Great! Read on, wordsmiths.

Lairs

Like all superheroes, writers have secret lairs where they invent masterpieces—at least in their own minds. 😊 But I digress. We were talking about lairs. A lair can be a dimly lit coffee shop, a park bench, or a cave in the basement.

Weapons

Writers also have secret weapons that include gel pens, 500-page composition books, favorite energy drinks, and inspiring soundtracks. But in the end, the stealthy scribe depends on the trusty keyboard to finish the task.

Let’s tiptoe to the closet!

Costumes

One of the greatest things about being a superhero is the costume. Don’t you agree?

Like all modern crusaders, writers have their own costumes. Some are pilled spandex, holey jeans, and ratty pajamas. To complete their ensemble, they may add x-ray vision glasses with bifocals or colored contacts to hide their identity.

Powers

Finally, the best kept secret is their powers. Yes, writers have secret powers! You may find hints of those powers covertly embedded between the lines of their current manuscripts. So grab a book and start reading!

But before you go, I have another secret.

More Secrets

Do you know what writers do when they’re not writing? Well, that’s a secret our writers will share in this month’s posts. Be sure to join us to uncover the best kept secrets of writers everywhere.

Finally, here’s to all those who grind out thousands of words a year, obliterate pesky grammar mistakes, and create adventures for readers everywhere. You are awesome! Write on!

In the comments, share what is your must-have secret weapon, your hideaway, and your costume.

* Thanks to Kristy Horine for the writer-ly sentence. 🙂

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11 thoughts on “The Secret Lives of Writers

  1. I must wear comfy clothes. I prefer silence. While mulling over what to draft next, I enjoy special soundtracks or inspirational pins of people who look like I imagine my characters. Coffee or tea is always helpful.

    • Melinda, thank you for sharing your favorite weapons! Comfy clothes is a must. I agree with the silence needed. My life is anything but, at the moment. Pinterest and YouTube are two of my favorite places to find inspiration for characters and soundtracks.

  2. I love my writer’s compression gloves. Okay, they’re actually runner’s arm compression sleeves that extend over my hand. They keep my hands and fingers from getting numb, especially when it’s cold.

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