Writer or Psychopath? Top Reasons Authors are Commonly Mistaken for Serial Killers – by Kristen Lamb

Kristen Lamb publishes a great blog post about the difference between authors and serial killers. I love her blog. She teaches with so much knowledge and humor, incomparable!

 

Writers are different, though maybe you’ve heard you are special…as in “special.” We writers definitely fell off the end of the Bell Curve and probably suffered some head trauma on impact. Which OF COURSE unlocked our inner genius *flips hair*. Oddly, though “normal people” (code for “boring”) often just don’t get us. Heck, often we don’t get us.

I know this is a repost but apparently it is “that time of the month” on Facebook (and Zuckerberg should seriously consider negotiating official FB sponsorship from Midol). Frankly, ain’t nobody got time for that drama.

Especially when there are words to write and characters to torture. So posting this for something FUN.
The world needs more of that, right?

Anyway, I love being a writer. It’s a world like no other and it’s interesting how non-writers are simultaneously fascinated and terrified of us. While on the surface, people seem to think that what we do is easy, deep down? There is a part that knows they’re wrong. That being a writer, a good writer, is a very dark place most fear to tread.

In fact, I think somewhere at the BAU, there’s a caveat somewhere. If you think you profiled a serial killer, double check to make sure you didn’t just find an author.

 

To continue reading the entire article, go to:

http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/09/writer-or-psychopath-top-reasons-authors-are-commonly-mistaken-for-serial-killers/

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