Introduction:Writers are an unusual group of people. They don't typically have fun in the traditional ways.
Okay. I know it sounds really lame, but when writers are overworked it really doesn't take a lot to entertain them. Finding a dangling participle in a road sign can send a group of writers into fits of laughter--followed by "What are they teaching the kids in school today, anyway?"
This one makes a little more sense and might even be shared by non-writers--that is if you majored in English. There is just something about hearing our esteemed leaders spout off with words that make no sense that sends writers into fits of laughter.
When writers sit down in front of the tube, they don't leave their writer self behind. Instead, they concentrate on holes in the plot of their favorite shows and contemplate how they would have plugged them.
Okay, so we all know writers are in love with words, but sometimes they carry it a bit too far. Continually making word jokes when among non-writers really can be annoying--but it does entertain writers.
Writers simply can't resist reading the written word. When they are not writing you will often find them reading anything that crosses their path. From the catchy phrases on cereal boxes to the packaging of household supplies, writers read the printed word for both entertainment and to get new ideas.
If you are writer, you may not see anything unusual with these activities, but to the non-writer, they can seem very strange indeed.
Dear GOD how I WISH I could STOP reading the cereal box...I DO have better things to do...
True, true, true. We are easily entertained.
LOL Thanks. H5!
I'm always finding typos, whether I want to or not. Sometimes, it can be a pain, especially when they're in published books. I actually redlined a book one time and sent it back to the publisher. It was THAT bad...
This is classic! I do every one of these, I'm afraid.
Plot hole plugging is something I do when I read too.
Love it! So true. Our poor (nonwriter) spouses (partners, family members, strangers on the street...), having to listen to us point out errors!
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