Do any of these signs fit you? If so, you might be an author—or a psychopath!
10. Everything is inspiration for your next work.
Whether that be a robbery you saw on a television show, or the awesome prank you’re planning for that very annoying co-worker who just won’t leave you alone, everything will end up in a book one day.
9. The voices in your head make it hard to focus on something else.
Sometimes they talk all day and all night, and you just HAVE TO WRITE IT DOWN.
8. You talk to yourself a lot.
Some people think you’re crazy. Personally, I think we’re just so smart, we have to share our brilliance with the world.
7. Sometimes you forget you aren’t your character.
And when someone pulls you out of your imagination, it hurts, and it’s shocking.
6. You’re extremely good at eavesdropping and do it a lot.
Normal people consider it creepy, but really, it’s just information gathering. Okay, and maybe it’s a little creepy.
5. You know a bit about everything—not enough to be an expert, but you pretend you are anyway.
Confidence is key in any situation, and let’s face it, you deserve confidence after all those hours of research.
4. When someone annoys you, you get your revenge by offing their character.
Because murder in real life is illegal. And wrong.
3. Your search history has surely landed you on the FBI watch list.
It’s also gotten you banned from air travel and now you can’t legally own a gun.
2. You’ve read about all the gruesome and shocking ways people can die.
Really, it’s just research for your books.
1. You know how to commit murder and not get caught. (And where to hide the bodies).
It comes from doing all that research and thinking through so many scenarios for your books.
If these all apply to you, you might just be an author. Or a psychopath. Research is only beginning in this field, and the difference isn’t quite clear yet. Either way, you may need to get some mental help.
Just in case.
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