How to spot a writer

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/05/11/how-to-spot-a-writer.html

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• A key sign of writing is letters happening in a specific order. If you can read the letters, that’s prose. If the letters are a little jumbled, that’s poetry. If the letters are grouped in threes with other symbols, that’s actually a pay phone which, if you think about it, is kind of spoken-word writing.

Oh god, this cuts so deep.

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How to spot a writer

Just what I’ve always wanted—a spotted writer!

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Do robots write screenplays in electric Starbucks?

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Everybody has to get by in this world. Aspirations should be encouraged.

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#8

There’s the classic paint brush and can, but I prefer Krylon green spray marker paint.

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#9

I have this shirt in my closet. Does that count?

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I have only one laptop sticker

Me too. It does, however, cover the entire top of my laptop…

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#11

Not leather elbow patches then?

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That’s only for writers who are also professors…

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Oh, that’s why I failed to get tenure? Or is it just correlation, not causation?

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Writing is when you have an idea for a book and then spend three decades telling people about that idea.

Hey, I finished it! I just couldn’t find an agent or publisher and I’m being lazy about self publishing…

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My automatic habit of storing writing utensils in my bun was driving us both crazy out in the shop yesterday. Took me 15 minutes to find the damn pencils…twice. I had them all in there!

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You also need tweed. I hear that’s critical.

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Clearly I need more stickers for my laptop. No wonder I haven’t sold those novels yet.

tenor

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I have only one laptop sticker

me, too, and it’s perfect for a writer (or at least for me)

edited to add: artwork by Franklin Habit. credit where it’s due. :slight_smile:

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I have never understood tweed. Does it simply grow on you if you are in a damp, desolate place with bad bread, worse other food and high spirits? What is it? Where does it live originally? How does it breed?

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You need to watch Downton Abbey, particularly the episode where they go hunting in Scotland. You don’t get to see their underwear, but if you could I’m pretty sure it’d be tweed as well.

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