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You Might Be A Writer

Hello Writer-Readers. Here is another guest post from long-time KCWC friend, Diana C Derringer. This one is both thought provoking and fun, and it’s a perfect reminder to get yourself registered for the upcoming online conference to be held this June 17th-19th.


You Might Be a Writer

Guest post by Diana C. Derringer


For a long time, I hesitated to call myself a writer. I had a few manuscripts published, attended writer conferences, and received occasional compliments on my work. Yet, I still felt uncomfortable wearing the writer label.

Then I started noticing several strange habits. None of my friends had them, but I seemed obsessed with them. Those weird ways finally confirmed it for me. I guess I’m a writer after all.

What about you? You might be a writer if:

  • You get out of bed in the middle of the night to jot ideas in the dark.
  • You stuff extra notepads and pens in your backpack, pockets, or tote before vacations or weekend getaways.
  • You see every landscape, season, person, and activity as a potential story.
  • Your fireproof file cabinet holds as many writing folders as photo albums from pre-digital camera days.
  • You text with proper grammar and complete words and sentences.
  • You edit personal emails and private messages.
  • You can find The Christian Writer’s Market Guide faster than your phone.
  • You notice editing errors in everything from newspapers to novels.
  • You spend an entire day worrying over that one word just beyond your grasp.

We writers are a strange lot, aren’t we? But I wouldn’t want it any other way.


Diana C. Derringer is an award-winning writer and author of Beyond Bethlehem and Calvary: 12 Dramas for Christmas, Easter, and More! Sign up for Diana’s weekly blog posts on Words, Wit, and Wisdom: Life Lessons from English Expressions for some fun and informative word lessons. Visit Diana’s website at: 

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