Thursday, 16 February 2017
When Two Writers Date
Writers are some of the rowdiest, oddest, charming, whimsical, and brilliant people you will ever meet!
What happens when two writers date?
We curl up on the bed, reading each other’s work. We recommend good books to each other. We talk about the hopefully-attainable dream of writing full-time, as we please, being Authors, Novelists, professional Storytellers with published stories. We talk about collaborating. We give each other feedback, knowing full well that we’re as honest as we can be with the bias of being in a relationship. We help each other through tricky plot-holes and confusions, even just by acting as a sounding board.
Writers are weird because they are equal parts artist and philosopher; this makes them a nightmare to date, at times.
But the pros ~
Writers love coffee shops. They like drinking coffee because it keeps them awake, which gives them more time to write. Also, lots of famous literary scenes take place in coffee shops, and writers love pretending that their lives are like famous literary scenes.
The thing about writers is that they are alive and they write, and they draw on the experience of the former to work on the latter. If you become part of a writer’s life, you may very well end up in their work. This means they like you and they think about you a lot. Be — or at least act — flattered when this happens.
If in doubt, remember: “Everything you say in bed is going to show up in a poem.” said Saeed Jones!
Writers love harder and deeper than most people. They will love you like they love their favorite book, which honestly should terrify you. Writers are disorganized, spacey, and forgetful — but if you inspire them they will devote themselves to you as if you hold their life in your hands.
When two writers date, they mean what they say and say what they mean. There is no fluff, no sparing of feelings, no stretched truths. We are honest and to the point. There is guaranteed honesty and trust.
There are very few times when you will find a writer at a loss for words. We will find away to articulate those indescribable feelings and confusing times and let you know exactly how we are feeling. There will be no guessing with us. They know how detrimental ambiguity can be to their writing, so they won’t use it in their lives.
Whether it’s going out to dinner, seeing a concert, or traveling the world, they will treat every experience like a story.
Fall in love with a writer because they will not only add you to their story, but also pull your story out of you. They will challenge you in ways you could not possibly imagine and while dating a writer may prove difficult at times, the reward is worth the risk.
They will have to deal with their frustration when they are experiencing writer’s block. Fall in love with a writer because the story inside them is more beautiful than anything an ordinary relationship could conjure.
And when they co-write? That is like giving each other half their lifetime, already! And that is capable to get them orgasm – even without touching each other. That is the kind of satisfaction, they give and get.
They have the best social media captions and will help bump up your likes. (winks) Aside from brushing up your grammar and vocabulary mishaps, and enlightening you with F. Scott Fitzgerald, they somehow happen to have the best twitter bios, the best Instagram, Facebook, and they can pull a quote out of thin air.
They have empathy. They know how you feel because they can only imagine it, and not only can they imagine it, but they can vividly picture your backstory, and will always be the first to offer their insight and advice. Writers are very devoted to their work, and are also very devoted to those around them, because their life is their story and everything matters.
Dating a writer means that you will receive love letters. All your long letters and emails are replied to. Quirky notes will turn up in your pockets. Flowery descriptions of everything great about you will be shared on special occasions.
Ever wanted to date a writer? Are you prepared to wade through the coffee addiction, the serious depressions whenever another rejection letter comes in the mail and the possible instability, all so you can enjoy the company of a word-fluent partner who can take you to book launch parties? Wonderful, it is! But when you both kind of sail in the same ship, you have each other to deal with all of this – which is super fun!