- You love research more than your cat
- You’ve had your name on a milk carton because your friends haven’t seen you for so long.
- You feel the need to belt out your feelings. That done, you can edit them back to a semblance of sanity.
- You love words. You are a neologist at heart. You curl up at night with The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Difficult Words–and don’t fall asleep.
- There are times you feel like a very stupid bee banging against the same window over and over–but you never give up. It’s not in you to give up. You are a writer.
- Sometimes you go zero to sixty in five minutes, other times it takes five seconds. When inspiration strikes, you grab a pencil (or keyboard) and start writing. In the middle of dinner, when friends are over, driving–doesn’t matter. It’s time.
- Your family thinks you’re as deaf as a bat, but you’re just concentrating.
- You know it’s not the size of your words that matter. It’s your passion for writing.
- Statisticians may select their profession because they couldn’t stand the excitement of accounting, but yours is full of whatever you can conceive and believe.
- Sometimes writing, which is the dream of so many, is your nightmare.
If you related to over half of these, accept it: You are a writer.
Some other ‘Character Traits’ posts you might like:
- Characteristics of an American
- Characteristics of a Democrat
- Characteristics of a hacker
- Characteristics of military personnel
- Characteristics related to word pronunciation
- Characteristics of a Trekkie
Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade, creator of two technology training books for middle school and four ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blog, IMS tech expert, and a bi-weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, will be out this summer. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.