Fred Hobsen said, “The loneliest people in the world we writers are.” But really, it is not that writers are lonely so much as they work alone and spend a lot of time alone with imaginary characters. If writers were genuinely lonely these might be a few reasons why:
- Most of their friends are online.
- Books don’t talk back.
- The “Do Not Disturb” or “Writer Working” sign is never removed from their office door.
- Agents and Publishers are the only people they want to talk to and… well, they aren’t calling.
- The only real mail they get are rejections letters to “Whom it May Concern”.
- They spend too much time organizing their files, desk, and story board to have a social calendar.
- They include people they know into their story lines and kill them off when they have disagreements.
- And the number one reason why writers are lonely? They don’t like to share their chocolate.
Feel free to add your own reasons why writers are lonely in the comments.