Traits Writers Have in Common – What I Learned from an Author Panel

I instantly recognized myself in K.L. Kranes’s post on the writing life and knew I had to share it.

K.L. Kranes

20170505_105907_20170505111212159On Saturday I participated in my first author panel with a fellow local writer in the Northern Virginia area, Angela Glascock (Locksmith at the End of the Worldand moderated by another local writer, Lisa Tully.

Author panels are meant to give the audience insight on novels, authors and the writing process. But, I learned a few things too, including it seems as though we writers have a lot in common.

Here are some of the commonalities I noticed.

We wrote as children, all the time

As a kid, I remember writing all the time. I filled notebooks with stories and poems. They’d be stuff in drawers and boxes. When we’d clean out my room they’d turn up in random places. It was even an activity with my friends. While other kids were playing with toys or riding bikes, I’d rather be writing a book. Lucky for me I…

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10 thoughts on “Traits Writers Have in Common – What I Learned from an Author Panel”

  1. I obsessively clutch onto a word or try to squeeze dry my mind for a particular word, even when it’s not to be used in my writing…so glad I’m not the only one haha!
    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post.

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  2. I share all those writerly traits except the last one–my goal IS to entertain, others and myself. If I tell a good story, one that pulls the reader into my created world and out of their own for a little while, I’ve done what I set out to do.
    Thanks for sharing.

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      1. Thanks, Mike. I have a sister that’s an accomplished poet and therefore, referred to as “the writer in the family”. I never thought there could be two or felt ‘worthy’ but I meet all the behavioral patterns. Thanks. I do post to WordPress and am proud of my posts.


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