The Quirky Side-Effects of Being a Writer

Highly amusing, can you see yourself in all these?

A Room of One's Own

Being a writer lends itself to a lot of really weird situations.

Some complications come from having a wildly over-active imagination. I romanticise places and people as fodder for stories. When I’m deep in a story I’m known to start seeing characters or settings out of the corner of my eye, which turns me into a hyperactive, jumpy mess. I generally avoid public places during those phases so I don’t look like a fan-girl with Tourettes.

And what do you mean you’re supposed to stop having imaginary friends when you grow up? I mean, he’s not technically my friend. He’s my Muse. His name is Apollo – after the Greek god of poetry – and he’s a smart ass. And when I have writer’s block, he’s the one that shouts at me and holds a gun to my head until I manage to write something again.

Like I said, over-active…

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About cho wan yau

Teacher by day poet/writer by night. Words have been my first love and will be my last. As a child I locked myself into the toilet devouring books which transported me to distant lands. Poetry shared penned from 2009-2010 in a titanic struggle to stay sane at Heartbreak Hotel. Please check it out on chowanyau@wordpress.com. Any comments or feedback welcome. Why not share your story with me, because we all have one, don't we?

Posted on December 18, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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