“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin
Tasting the life twice sounds quite amazing, but as long as you have enough heart to taste the pain twice. Writing is pain, writing is happiness, it is consolation, and sometimes it is the life itself. Maybe you are also a trueborn author! Here are 19 signs you can use to 'diagnose' yourself.
1. Writing is as natural as drinking and eating are. It just comes to you, that's why you never give up on writing.
2. You also love reading.
3. For you, life is an adventure to go on; it shouldn't be limited with the concept of time, or conditions.
4. You are just like a word collector. New words, new meanings...
5. You want a better world, to touch people's lives...
6. Sometimes words come out themselves and you get carried away with writing.
7. You have an amazing imagination where you invent new worlds for yourself.
8. You love reflecting, listening to yourself, and walking around in the mazes of your soul.
9. You can differentiate between good and bad work. A well-written text gives you great satisfaction.
10. Books, magazines, notebooks, and the websites that trigger your creativity, etc. are more important to you than shoes and bags.
11. Speaking or writing? You prefer writing without any hesitations.
12. When you see people on the street, in a cafe you are sitting, in the underground, or on the bus, you think about their lives. You start making up stories about their lives. You are a true story-teller.
13. Books, books, books, books everywhere! Living in a house full of books is your ultimate dream.
14. Writing has a therapeutic effect on you,because the obsessions that are expressed become weaker.
15. You know and believe that you can be an author. You feel it in your bones.
16. Every experience is invaluable to you. Your memory is not only the source of your past experiences but also your writing.
17. You are highly sensitive and aware.
18. And undoubtedly romantic and emotional...
19. The mysteries of life amaze you. However, you look at these through art, not through science.