I thought it would be fun to come up with a tongue-in-cheek list of things that describe what it means to be a writer or, more specifically, a Christian writer. I’ve started with some of mine. Please feel free to add your own.
1 – The second thing you think about in the morning is your latest story. As a Christian, your first thought should be about God.
2 – The second-to-last thing you think about at night is your latest story. See point 1.
3 – You spend all day trying to find time to write but when you finally do find the time you think of a million other things to do first, such as reading Leviticus.
4 – Other people look around and see life. You look around and see potential plot points.
5 – You try to simply enjoy reading other people’s stories but can’t help critiquing them.
6 – Spotting a typo in a published author’s novel is a source of satisfaction. You later repent of this.
7 – Spotting a major plot error in a published author’s novel is a source of joy. You later repent of this.
8 – Your bookshelf contains almost as many “how to write” books as actual novels.
9 – Whenever you read a book you look for a way of rewriting it from a Christian perspective.
10 – The Matrix is loaded with Christian allegory. So are Star Trek, Star Wars, and Dune
11 – You know what an em dash is.