The writer stereotypes. Who are you? After spending the weekend learning about the writing community, I have picked up some stereotypes. This is meant to be entertainment, no cruel intentions. I see a lot of myself in these. And it hurts. THE ONE WHO IS A DREAMER You've got the idea. The idea for a plot that will sweep everyone off their feet. It is unique, and it is amazing. You just haven't had the time to finish it. The first few chapters are done, sitting there in the folder on you computer, maybe you have sent it to yourself via e-mail in case of disk failure. You know how the rest of the plot will be, but you haven't had the time to finish it. If you had, you would have been a well known writer. But you are not. THE ONE WHO IS UNCERTAIN You don't know what form you want to write in. First person, or third person. A novel, or a collection of short stories? You always have to search for words, they don't come naturally. You spend time searching dictionaries online, you look up synonyms and try to think of unique and original names. But you never seem to be able to decide, leaving everything unfinished. THE ONE WITH WHO IS MISUNDERSTOOD Your writing is amazing. It's top notch, much better than many of these "established" writers. They don't know. If they only had seen your novel, your story, then they would have really seen how a great text should be. But they don't, because you never seem to get it published. But it is not because of the text, it is because the publishers are too stupid to recognize a great text when they see one. THE ONE WHO CAN DO IT BETTER Stephen King's has sold lots of shitty novels. Some of it is OK, some of it is utter trash. You can do better. Your horror stories have so much more dept, keep to the plot, it don't derive from it, and it has a believable gallery of characters. But for some reason Stephen King is a millionaire, and you still have to keep your day job. THE ONE WHO IS EAGER TO LEARN You have read Stephen King's On Writing several times. You have also read How To Write A Damn Good Novel, and On Writing Well. You know all the tricks. You know how it is done. How to create a plot, how to build suspense, how to create believable characters and keep the reader wanting more. You know everything. But you just can't seem to finish a novel, because you are to occupied by reading about writing. THE ONE WHO PROCRASTINATES You wish that you had the balls to just sit down and write, because if you did you would have easily made it. But you don't. There is too many distractions. Facebook, Skype, Snapchat, online forums, TV and games. Maybe you even read books instead of writing them. That's something, at least. THE ONE WHO GETS ENCOURAGED Why won't you get your work published when everyone around you keeps telling you it is fantastic? Your wife or husband, your friend or family member keeps patting your shoulder, saying you will make it if you just keep on writing. They keep telling you, and you keep writing. Writing, rejection, pad on shoulder, rinse, repeat. THE ONE WHO IS IN FOR THE GLORY You don't care much about writing, you just want to get famous. And you are not pretty enough for acting, and when you try to dance people usually starts laughing. So writing is your only chance. It will make you famous. It will make you rich. But it ain't. THE ONE THAT WRITES UNDER THE INFLUENCE You've got some great ideas, and you are certain that the ideas are even better if you just take a shot of whiskey. So you do. And you do. And you do. Your writing gets better and better the further down the bottle you get. As the sun rises you head for bed, only to wake up later that day with a headache. You sit down at your computer and start reading over what you have written throughout the night. It's horrible. So you drink some more. THE ONE WHO THINKS IT IS EASY How hard can it be? Put some words after another, create sentences. Use your imagination, create a plot and write it out. You really think it is easy. But it isn't. THE ONE WHO KNOWS Your novel is 120 pages long, and you know all of it by heart. You should, you've read it a thousand times. And it is always amazing. One of these days you will send it to a publisher. But you won't. THE ONE WHO NEVER LOSE FAITH You've faced rejections. Maybe even on more than one occasion It hurt at first, but now you are used to it. J.K. Rowling was rejected by 12 publishers before someone had faith in her little boy with the round glasses and his magic wand. So you will keep on hoping. Do you know some other stereotypes?