Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Idiot's Guide to Dating a Writer

If there's one thing of which our significant others can agree, it's that it can be hard being in a relationship with a writer. The things we say and do don't often make sense to our loved ones. For example, this...


Or this...



Well, we wrote a list of the top 12 quirks you should know about if you're dating a writer, which is up on www.theindiechicks.com. So if you're a writer, or you're dating a writer, or you even just think you might possibly one day date a writer, go check it out. It's funny, it's a quick read, and sadly... it's true.

>>>> Click here to read Dating a Writer <<<<

Cheers and stay classy, friends,
-B&B

Beer: 90 Shilling
Music: The Kooks

46 comments:

  1. Ha! Is George R R Martin married? If so? His poooor wife.

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  2. I have stayed up until 3 writing (and writing seemingly insane things at that) and had trouble with names. So I guess I'm really beginning to count as a writer. I don't know if I'm likely to date someone but I should look at the list so I can hand it over to them if I do and at the least get a good laugh.

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  3. Writing at 3 in the morning? I've never done that! Ever.

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  4. I would of went with Bob for the salesman.

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  5. Great list. There are also the ones who say "You're a writer too? We have so much in common" because they wrote a note to their grandma two decades ago.

    xoRobyn

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  6. LOL Steve is a fine name it beats John Doe. Never dated one and haven't dated in a while, maybe I should write one up from scratch then ask myself for suggestions.

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  7. Coffee as I've said before is the devils arse water!

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  8. I love your list...very interesting. In the past, I might of felt bad that I have no real chance of ever being called a writer, now I might be able to make peace with that. I realize part of the problem is my ratio writing to screwing around is off. I screw around 10 minutes to every minute of writing. That is supposed to be reversed, huh?

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  9. Ah, that was brilliant. I really need to print that and carry it with me. Then I could hand it to everyone I meet, so they could understand why my brain wandered and I stopped paying attention to them five seconds after meeting them.

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  10. And that's why so many writers end up as lonely, embittered booze hounds. Not you, of course. "Others."

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  11. This whole list applies to artists too. At least me.

    Coffee is an acceptable Vitamin and maybe I should start dating a writer it seems they will understand me but thinking about it I have never met a writer hm, they are probably too busy thinking about plot lines.

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  12. What a great article! Number One happened to me yesterday! Twice! I looked like the laziest person in the world.

    It's so true. I have two set places where I write the best. Both include lots and lots of sunshine streaming through the windows. One is terrible for my posture but I love it just the same.

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  13. Now I know why I'm not on Pinterest. And making up races and battles is difficult. No interruptions, please!

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  14. I'm not currently dating a writer. But if one of you guys are looking...

    No, I shouldn't. My wife would really hate that.

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  15. It sucks because I go to bed super early due to my extremely riveting cubicle job, and just before I fall asleep is when I get my best ideas. However, instead of getting out of bed and taking them down, I tell myself, "Ah, it'll still be in my head tomorrow." Well, needless to say, all traces of the super original idea have vacated my mind. I need to have me one of those 3am writing sessions.

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  16. BEER BOYS ~
    Although I am not a writer, I will never be a writer, am not now dating a writer, and know I will never date a writer, I read your blog bit anyway and left a comment for you there.

    Mighty well done, B & B! You guys are da best, and you has good taste in beer, too ('90 Shilling').

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  17. What's with the sweaty pits lately, Bryan? You might need to see a doctor about that.

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    1. My thoughts exactly. And wearing a wife beater is quite the fashion statement.

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    2. I just try to show the people how glamorous and sexy being a stay-at-home writer can be.

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  18. I don't know that it has to be 3am, if that's your mode of creativity then it works for you. John Cleese had an interesting talk about creativity. It gets posted and then get's dmca take downs on the regular so I transcribed it. Kind of long, but worth a watch. I just put a new embed of the video up so it should work for a little while.

    http://convictushome.blogspot.com/2012/04/intermediate-impossibles.html

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  19. Definitely seems like there are some pitfalls to dating a writer haha but I'm sure your other halves do great, you're both awesome guys!

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  20. Why did this put the image of Stephen King having sex in my head? If he's not into S&M, it would be disappointing.

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  21. Thanks for the list. Now I know why I haven't missed many things in years!

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  22. At first I was like, eh coffee. Nah, this isn't applying. And then all of a sudden, I get a sudden whoosh of "HOLY BALLS I'M A WRITER".

    I feel like writing something now. Thanks guys.

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  23. See? This is how I know I'm not A Writer. I have my preferred mental state for written communication, but there are no fictional characters trying to get out.

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  24. I must be one of your new million best friends trying to pull this up, because it took forever to load for me, and (heh heh) I don't usually have that problem. However: Coffee is indeed an acceptable food group. Says. It. All.

    I'll have Mr. RK read this. Mind you, he's a pretty good sport. For my writing, he has even called a pet shop to inquire about the dietary needs of Australian blue lobsters (which you'll understand when you get to that chapter.)

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  25. # 7 is my fav. Perhaps, your significant others should write a rebuttal to this article, you know to get the other side of the coin...lol

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  26. I never (never) say anything about what I'm writing to anyone I actually come into physical contact with. (Never)

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  27. Wow, you guys make us sound like a bunch of selfish, self centred jerks with no social skills ... we are, of course, but you're not supposed to tell them that!

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  28. My brain only works at 3 in the morning. I think it's coffee x

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  29. If they ever complain just say they could be dating a mortician.

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  30. On my way my friends. Not that I am planning on dumping hubby to date a writer...

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  31. I'm slipping. I SWORE I commented on this already. Ugh. Anyway...the list is fantastic, as I knew it would be.

    I've never dated a writer, been friends with plenty, but you better believe that article will be printed out for whomever I date next. ;)

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  32. Oh, how did I find this blog??? Lucky dart, maybe.

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!! I don't see that you are participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge, but that's how I found you -- through someone who followed me. So grateful. This is good stuff.

    Dana at Waiter, drink please!

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  33. "Uh... Steve?" Yeah, that's about the best I could come up with too. It's not a lack of trying so much as a lack of creativity.

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  34. Its sad how true all of those things are. One thing that really bugs me is when I tell somebody I write poetry and they either act like I'm a 13 year old emo kid or they automatically assume I write about them. Well if the shoe fits...

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  35. "However, the likelihood of you walking in on us during this 1 minute of screwing around is always 100%."

    LOL!

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  36. Catshaped cupcakes? Sorry fellas, I gotta check that one out!

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  37. The sweaty pits and wife beater shirt always are always a plus!

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  38. Good article, I have forwarded it to my writing group for future reference.

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  39. #8 also applies to students. Sometimes it's good to be living at home where my parents will throw fruit and veges in my general direction to consume.

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