Things Writers Do For Fun

Introduction:Writers are an unusual group of people. They don't typically have fun in the traditional ways.

  • 01

    Finding Mistakes In Road Signs

    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?"

  • 02

    Misused Words In Political Speeches

    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.

  • 03

    Find Holes In the Plot of TV Shows

    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.

  • 04

    Word Play

    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.

  • 05

    Read the Cereal Box

    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.




Final Thoughts

If you are writer, you may not see anything unusual with these activities, but to the non-writer, they can seem very strange indeed.




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