Rules of the game: I make a statement about writers or writing. Anyone who has done the thing that I’ve said, must take a drink (or whatever your vice might be).
Warning – of course you must be legally eligible to take said drink and not planning to be responsible for small children or operating a motor vehicle or heavy machinery any time soon. Writing is serious business, folks! 😜
So, here we go…
- Never have I ever finished writing my novel, novella, short story or poem
- Never have I ever gone back to revise one more time, after I said I was done
- Never have I ever had writers block
- Never have I ever written a stereotypical character
- Never have I ever info dumped
- Never have I ever used the words “just” or “almost” too many times
- Never have I ever been jealous of another writer’s success
- Never have I ever made an egregious grammar error
- Never have I ever used a word incorrectly
- Never have I ever looked down my nose at <fill in some genre of writing>
- Never have I ever wanted to quit writing altogether.
- Never have I ever told something when I could have shown it
- Never have I ever had a kind of dumb idea for a story and written it anyway
- Never have I ever written awful dialogue
- Never have I ever switched points of view without realizing it
Bonus, double shot question: Never have I ever thought I might have written the next blockbuster bestseller!
Ok! Are you still standing? Did you get to the end without drinking (or whatever)? If you’re still standing and can see straight, go back and ask the same questions in Truth or Dare. Or while playing beer pong or quarters. Or from your Ouija board or tarot cards. Or just for the heck of it. If you’re not swinging full out, risking it all, making mistakes, sometimes falling into a pit of despair, chances are you’re not a writer and you meant to read a blog about 12 ways to clean your bathtub drain or something. That’s cool. Never have I ever successfully gotten all the hair out of my bathtub drain. I feel you.
Wait, you weren’t dumb about this, right? Because, you know, this blog post was metaphorically speaking. You knew that, right? Um… Hey! Would someone out there get this reader some coffee, please?!