1. You walk through your daily life with characters talking in your head.
2. You notice the sky and think, “Those clouds look like butter spread across warm bread.”
3. Your house could be burning to the ground and it wouldn’t matter as long as you get two more pages out.
4. You write dialogue on your arm with pen in the grocery checkout line, because you don’t want to forget it.
5. You can describe black hair in 20 different ways.
6. You can type and change a diaper at the same time.
7. You hear words like “loquacious” and “brindled”, and even though you may not know what they mean—you like them anyway :)
8. You see story hooks everywhere you go.
9. Your friends and family are sick of you talking about Voice, Mid-Point Reversal, and High Concept Ideas.
10. Your children have eaten cereal for dinner—on more than one occasion. Hey, they like it—they do.
11. Words like: really, very, even, that, and was—have become your nemeses.
12. You notice unbelievable plot holes in Dora the Explorer—okay, maybe you don’t need to be a writer to see that.
Hello. I’m Angie and I’m a writer.