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 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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