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The Real Writers:

There are those who sit with their laptops and tablets,
Clothed in a scarf and an artistic hat of some sort.
They ponder; leaving a stack of books beside them,
Sipping their decaf as though they are literature personified.

Posers...

What works do they prepare, other than blatant copies,
Perhaps a half-baked romance designed to woo a lady.
So convinced are they, of their own aptitude;
They are blinded by the beams of their burgeoning ego.

For the writer is not the man who is tapping away at keys,
He is not the man fervently reading with lensless glasses.
He is not the hipster debating ancient literature.
For he is a monster, wearing human skin.

He is the deranged madman, eccentric, uncanny.
He is the one who sits catatonic;
An entire world of fantasy playing in his mind.
He has gone through millions of scenes,
Thousands of scenarios, hundreds of plots
And dozens of characters.

He is not the man you expect him to be,
For a true writer is utterly WEIRD.

"So please do not offer me your shakespearian sonnets, kind sir,
For the world of Arrindor is calling to me! (*3*)/"

-Chen Yuan Wen, 4th April 2013
Direct from the captain himself~ x3

"Know the difference between the hipster and the writer. Often I seem many groups of 'artsy' individuals hanging outside the local coffe place drinking whatever strange blends they might concoct and thinking themselves professional.

If one has learned anything from 'Family Guy' its the fact that Brian griffin, who happens to be a bad writer, often does the sort of things you'd expect from these folk. They tap away at keys for a little while and feel accomplished.

No, that's not real writing. Real writing is seeing everything happening around you. You must constantly be living in the world you are trying to create.

For there is no better aid to writing, than to be living the fantasy you wish to live."

And that was all the coherent words we could get out of him ^^; Look forward to more wisdom/insanity tomorrow while we attempt to stop him from looking like a gremlin amongst the dust and boxes~

-Co-Captain Bunny Hayes
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Shina-Gee Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
This work gave good direction to me! It was a great read :)  Thanks for that!
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moonbladethebook Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student General Artist
You know you're a writer when a friend looks at you and says "I fear for your sanity."
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Writer
Ain't that the truth haha

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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FamiliarPossessedBek Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
You hit the nail on the head with this one. What you say very true, not just for writers but any medium of the arts.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Oreochema Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is soooo true! You have put into words exactly how I feel about writing! I'm always visiting my imaginary worlds! ^^
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Writer
Reply is late, but glad ye really liked this one ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Oreochema Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's fine, mate. I understand ye be busy, what with lootin' the ships o' the high seas and evadin' all the King's navy!

;)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Writer
Pretty much x'D (which is the pirate way of sayin' I be as poor as a chantry mouse x'D)

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Lowenaaa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm strange, I feel like i'm a little both.

I have indeed an entire world in my head that I can came in whenever I want, but even if I love write in a sheet, I use a computer for my stories because my mind is too fast for a simple pencil (it's not to say "hey my mind is so much better than yours !" but it's a real fact, when I try to write with a pencil I become quickly frustrated because my hand can't follow the rhythm of my mind).

Also, I don't really get why you want to separate writers in two categories, the "monster category" and the "poser category". Can't we be none of them and just write to tell a story, just to make people happy ?
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