It led me to thinking of all the ways I could let it be known that I’m a writer without ever needing to use those precise words.
Here’s what I came up with:
- My bookshelves – both real and virtual – are groaning under the weight of books I have yet to read.
- I’m always the first to volunteer for any writing-related tasks at work! Whether it’s contributing an article, putting together a newsletter or even just brainstorming, I’m ready for it!
- I have any number of blank diaries and books secreted away in hidden drawers and shelves of the house. I doubt I’ll ever fill them all up, but it gladdens my heart to even catch a glimpse of them!
- My collection of pens is enviable. A single pouch carries my ballpoint pens, but any day now I’ll have to spring for a new one!
- I own one beautiful Moleskine notebook, and it’s so pretty I dare not ever spoil it with my almost illegible handwriting.
- The ‘Notes’ app on my phone holds an almost never-ending collection of ideas, scraps, and links for inspiration.
- I rarely come across a call for submissions that doesn’t tempt me to send something!
- Writing-related quotes are my favourite! I can never get enough of them.
- I maintain a dream diary. If anyone reads it, they will send me off for psychiatric treatment.
- My little “ideas” notebooks finish off quite fast before I need to buy more!
- If I look distracted while you are speaking its probably because you’ve said something to inspire a story idea and now I am thinking about that.
- My search history may lead people to worry if all’s well in my head!
Why don’t you take a shot? Let me know in the comments below how you would pull it off!