Author has written 9 stories for Ninja Turtles, Merlin, Lord of the Rings, Castle, Primeval, and Stargate: Atlantis.
"A writer always wears glasses and never combs his hair. Half the time he feels angry about everything and the other half depressed. He spends most of his life in bars , arguing with other dishevelled , bespectacled writers. He says very ‘deep’ things. He always has amazing ideas for the plot of his next novel, and hates the one he just published.
A writer has a duty and an obligation never to be understood by his own generation; convinced, as he is that he has been born into the age of mediocrity, he believes that being understood would mean, losing his chance of ever being considered a genius. A writer revises and rewrites each sentence many times. The vocabulary of an average man is made of 3000 words; a real writer never uses any of these, because there are another 189,000 words in the dictionary, and he is not the average man.
When he wants to shock somebody he says things like 'Eienstein was a fool' or 'Tolstoy was the clown of the bourgeoisie'.
When trying to seduce a woman, a writer says ‘I am a writer’, and scribbles a poem on a napkin. It always works.
When invited to say what he is reading at the moment, a writer always mentions a book no one has ever heard of."
from the book ‘Like the Flowing River ‘-by Paul Coelho
Everything above is true about writers, especially for me... except I am a woman so I guess not everything could apply to me. I have always wanted to be writer. I have always written poems and short stories for as long as I can remember, granted not all of them were the best or even left my bedroom, but I still wrote. And I will continue to write even if I am slandered, criticized, reviled, crushed, abused, and/or attacked. I will write better than I ever had! That is a promise...
“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” Aristotle