You take the risk of being in some of this work by entering into the personal sphere of such a creative human being.
Most writers find that they are most productive early in the morning or late at night.
This is definitely the state we will remain in when inspiration strikes.
Music plays a strong role in the creative process, and many writers create them to listen to when they're writing. Doesn't matter if we're in a class, having lunch with a friend, or trying to sleep.
No matter if it's a 14-part plan for a date or a well-concocted plan for our future lives, writers love to plan, and once an idea gets stuck in our heads, we obsess over it. With that being said, you’ll find more spontaneity and adventures than you signed up for. You won’t know how to cure the writer’s block -- but you’ll feel the wrath of it anyway. The severity of the side effects can range anywhere between deleting the entire piece and slamming the laptop shut to sobbing into a bucket of fried chicken while trying to regain sanity. So are gifts like the Wreck This Journal and 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts books. You won’t be phased by us over-analyzing everything, and you’ll realize it's in our nature.
Writers feed off of our own experiences; we love to see the world and go on adventures, and while we are avid planners, we are also spontaneous adventurers who try to find the story and purpose in everything. We love spending time with you, but we also need our alone time. Anything that helps us expand our creative horizons and assists us in doing what we love to do are always great gifts for any occasion. We will literally reevaluate every spoken word in that fight we got into three months ago to find some underlying meaning or deeply rooted symbolism. Eventually we will either get too exhausted to care, or write about it and never mention in it again. You’ll understand that we often write through our problems instead of talking about them.
Our characters, rhyme schemes, and narratives are always moving around in our minds. Do not question the notebooks they use or the color of ink.
Most importantly, do not debate over a document font.
Hours at a computer cause for a lot of uncomfortable feelings in our wrists and hands.
One that even years of experienced relationships can’t compare to -- and while every experience is different, here are nine things you can already prepare for when dating a writer. Whether it's through poetry, short stories, our diary or editorials.