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While you are reading another writer’s work, you find yourself thinking: “Too much tell; not enough show”.
You’ve found yourself using the word ‘procrastination’ more and more.
You have a drawer just containing pens. Some of them you kept unlawfully (from the Bank, the Post Office …)
Battling with your manuscript for the past 2 weeks, doesn’t seem to interest anyone but you.
You think you’ve invented a new fiction genre.
You’ve stared at a computer screen for more than an hour without actually adding anything.
Publishing houses have somehow been transformed from those great places that print books into fortresses that must be stormed.
A rejection doesn’t make you utterly depressed for a week any more.
You’re the only person you know who uses the word ‘conducive’ in everyday speech.
Just for a moment there, you thought one of your characters was a real person.
You know what an unsolicited submission is.
Quoting someone in an e-mail to a friend, you pause to consider whether to to use double inverted commas or single quote marks.
You found yourself nodding and smiling at most of these.
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