7 Ways to Know You HaveGot the Writing Bug in You              Vincent Eke
7 Ways to Know You HaveGot the Writing Bug in YouHow do you know you have got the writing bug in you if you are an aspirin...
7 Ways to Know You HaveGot the Writing Bug in YouSee if you have experienced any of these phenomena  below that will show ...
Bug       You are always dreaming and           thinking of writing a #1 bestselling #1        bookYou know you have got t...
Bug       You are always dreaming and           thinking of writing a #1 bestselling #1        bookstarted but unable to f...
Bug      You find yourself always doodling on          cafe napkins #2You are sitting at OBriens Cafe with a Bacon & Brie ...
Bug      You find yourself always doodling on          cafe napkins #2sticky notes with you. This will prevent you from   ...
Bug       You keep an up-to-date personal           diary for no reason #3You are one of those who give their diary a huma...
Bug      You keep an up-to-date personal          diary for no reason #3do because, if Sarah Jessica Parker of  Sex and th...
Bug      You keep an up-to-date personal          diary for no reason #3format. This could be your first memoir in ten yea...
Bug      You are always day-dreaming of          being a famous published writer and #4       authorYou like to be known a...
Bug       You are always day-dreaming of           being a famous published writer and #4        authorand thinking how th...
Bug      You are always day-dreaming of          being a famous published writer and #4       authordream up. You never kn...
Bug      You have loads of ideas but you dont          know what to do with them #5You just can’t help it. Ideas seem to b...
Bug       You have loads of ideas but you dont           know what to do with them #5everybody you pass by while walking d...
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Bug      After reading a book you think you          can do a better job than the author #6You find yourself nit-picking t...
Bug      After reading a book you think you          can do a better job than the author #6right. You have just barely man...
Bug      After reading a book you think you          can do a better job than the author #6What you should do is go with t...
Bug      You find yourself standing by the          fridge eating two pots of Strawberry #7       Crumble at 4amYou have b...
Bug       You find yourself standing by the           fridge eating two pots of Strawberry #7        Crumble at 4amyou sud...
Bug       You find yourself standing by the           fridge eating two pots of Strawberry #7        Crumble at 4amworth i...
My Forthcoming Book• The Mama’s Tales of Kanji - The Turtle’s Shell is an  African-themed folklore storybook, full of wise...
Forthcoming Book:           Mama’s Tales of Kanji – The Turtle’s Shell                            Keep in touch with me:  ...
ReferenceImages courtesy of:• “Old Letters And Quill” by Simon Howden• “Lady Doctor Writing Prescription” by imagerymajest...
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7 Ways to Know You Have Got the Writing Bug in You

How do you know you have got the writing bug in you if you are an aspiring or budding writer and newbie author? When do you know whether you can write and most importantly, how do you know what to write about? Do writers have two heads or are writers born to write? Or do they just learn to write as they go about their daily lives? See if you have experienced any of these phenomena below that will show you 7 ways to know you have got the writing bug in you.

Writing Bug #1 - You are always dreaming and thinking of writing a #1 bestselling book
Writing Bug #2 - You find yourself always doodling on cafe napkins
Writing Bug #3 - You keep an up-to-date personal diary for no reason
Writing Bug #4 - You are always day-dreaming of being a famous published writer and author
Writing Bug #5 - You have loads of ideas but you don't know what to do with them
Writing Bug #6 - After reading a book you think you can do a better job than the author
Writing Bug #7 - You find yourself standing by the fridge eating two pots of Strawberry Crumble at 4am

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  1. 1. 7 Ways to Know You HaveGot the Writing Bug in You Vincent Eke
  2. 2. 7 Ways to Know You HaveGot the Writing Bug in YouHow do you know you have got the writing bug in you if you are an aspiring or budding writer and newbie author? When do you know whether you can write and most importantly, how do you know what to write about? Do writers have two heads or are writers born to write? Or do they just learn to write as they go about their daily lives? http://www.lionpen.com
  3. 3. 7 Ways to Know You HaveGot the Writing Bug in YouSee if you have experienced any of these phenomena below that will show you 7 ways to know you have got the writing bug in you. http://www.lionpen.com
  4. 4. Bug You are always dreaming and thinking of writing a #1 bestselling #1 bookYou know you have got the writing bug in you if you find yourself in the toilet taking a break and all you can think of is seeing your book at the number one spot in the New York Times Best Sellers Lists. You cant help yourself with this train of thought. You find yourself getting a tingle every time these thoughts run across your mind. If you find yourself immediately thinking of that manuscript you have http://www.lionpen.com
  5. 5. Bug You are always dreaming and thinking of writing a #1 bestselling #1 bookstarted but unable to finish, then you have the writing bug in you. You must go and pull the manuscript out and start writing again. The only way to get into that bestseller list is to keep writing, finish it and have it published. Then start a new writing project all over again. Have faith in your writing until one day you will find that your book is in the New York Times Bestseller Lists. http://www.lionpen.com
  6. 6. Bug You find yourself always doodling on cafe napkins #2You are sitting at OBriens Cafe with a Bacon & Brie Melt toasted shambo with the best Arabica coffee to chase it down in front of you. Instead of eating, you find yourself asking the waitress for her eyeliner pencil to use in writing down a magnificent idea that just came into your mind. What you should do next time is to punch your idea into your mobile phone as a text message then send it to yourself, carry a diary/notebook or a small bunch of http://www.lionpen.com
  7. 7. Bug You find yourself always doodling on cafe napkins #2sticky notes with you. This will prevent you from losing your napkins and thus your ideas. http://www.lionpen.com
  8. 8. Bug You keep an up-to-date personal diary for no reason #3You are one of those who give their diary a human name. Yes, you treat your diary like she is your SBF - Secret Best Friend - and you write in first person. You record every detail of every single thing you do every day. But you dread showing it to anybody for fear that they may laugh at you and call you uncool. But you still like writing about every single thing you http://www.lionpen.com
  9. 9. Bug You keep an up-to-date personal diary for no reason #3do because, if Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex and the City of the American television comedy-drama series can do it, you can too. Good.Writing about the events in your life - however mundane they may be - is actually a feel-good and wise thing to do. After all, everybody including you has a story to tell. What you should do is start recording all of your musings in a manuscript http://www.lionpen.com
  10. 10. Bug You keep an up-to-date personal diary for no reason #3format. This could be your first memoir in ten years time. After all, some people have become famous just from publishing the stories of the boring events in their life. http://www.lionpen.com
  11. 11. Bug You are always day-dreaming of being a famous published writer and #4 authorYou like to be known and be the centre of attention. In fact, you crave it, you see the very popular author JK Rowling of the Harry Potter books and films or the latest raunchy author E. L. James of the Fifty Shades of Grey fame and you wish you could flick a wand and switch places with either of them immediately. You find yourself browsing the latest book by Stephen King on the bookshelf at Easons http://www.lionpen.com
  12. 12. Bug You are always day-dreaming of being a famous published writer and #4 authorand thinking how that could be your published book. In fact, day- dreaming has to be the number one qualifying factor for being a writer, especially if you are going to write fiction. In order to write fiction or something that is neither true nor real, you have to practically dream it up. You should know that there is nothing wrong with your day-dreaming as long as you dont forget to write down everything you http://www.lionpen.com
  13. 13. Bug You are always day-dreaming of being a famous published writer and #4 authordream up. You never know but one of your dreamt- up fables could turn out to be the next bestseller. So pick up that pen and paper now and start writing. http://www.lionpen.com
  14. 14. Bug You have loads of ideas but you dont know what to do with them #5You just can’t help it. Ideas seem to be pouring out of every crevice in your body. If you feel a sense of euphoria whenever a thought crosses your mind, then you have the writers bug. If you find yourself laughing for no reason while taking a crap, then you know you have the writers bug. If you find yourself analysing and conjuring up a lifestyle picture of http://www.lionpen.com
  15. 15. Bug You have loads of ideas but you dont know what to do with them #5everybody you pass by while walking down Patricks Street in Cork, then you have the writing bug.Write down all of the ideas that come into your mind without analysing them for their merit at first. Later on, after a few days, go back to them and read through them again to see which ones are good enough to convert into a fully-fledged story. http://www.lionpen.com
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  17. 17. Bug After reading a book you think you can do a better job than the author #6You find yourself nit-picking the use of grammar by the writer. You find yourself noticing the spelling errors in the book or article you are reading, even though one or two professional copy editors are supposed to have corrected the book. As you read the book, you cant help yourself thinking ahead of what the next scene on the next page would be. You turn to the next page and you find that you are http://www.lionpen.com
  18. 18. Bug After reading a book you think you can do a better job than the author #6right. You have just barely managed to read half of a book which has been getting a rave review.However you find yourself rolling your eyes at the ceiling wondering what the feck other people found interesting about it. While reading a book you find yourself coming up with an entirely different scenario for the characters. http://www.lionpen.com
  19. 19. Bug After reading a book you think you can do a better job than the author #6What you should do is go with the flow and write these ideas down and they could form the basis for an entirely new storyline for your own book. http://www.lionpen.com
  20. 20. Bug You find yourself standing by the fridge eating two pots of Strawberry #7 Crumble at 4amYou have been up all night typing away at your computer or doing it the old-fashioned way – hand writing in your blue-lined notebook. Before you know it, you are feeling famished and you walk to the fridge to find the only good food left to eat at such odd time of the night is two pots of Strawberry Crumble. You surely have got the writing bug when http://www.lionpen.com
  21. 21. Bug You find yourself standing by the fridge eating two pots of Strawberry #7 Crumble at 4amyou suddenly look up at the clock and realise it is four in the morning. At the same time, you realise that in three hours’ time you will have to take your kids to school or head off to work. Even though you have been deprived off your beauty sleep, you feel euphoric with an inner awareness that this sacrifice is a good thing and that the pay-off in future will be http://www.lionpen.com
  22. 22. Bug You find yourself standing by the fridge eating two pots of Strawberry #7 Crumble at 4amworth it. Yes, it will be worth it when you write and publish your book and it turns out to be a bestseller.Let me know if you or somebody you know has got the writing bug. How are you managing to express or deal with these writing bugs in you? http://www.lionpen.com
  23. 23. My Forthcoming Book• The Mama’s Tales of Kanji - The Turtle’s Shell is an African-themed folklore storybook, full of wisecracks, fun, age-old wisdom, fantasies and exciting adventures.• If you would like to preview a sample chapter of my forthcoming book or read other interesting posts on my blog visit my website - http://www.lionpen.com• May the creative force be with you! http://www.lionpen.com
  24. 24. Forthcoming Book: Mama’s Tales of Kanji – The Turtle’s Shell Keep in touch with me: Visit my websites: Lionpen Publishing | Vincent Eke Donate with PayPal Follow me on Facebook Tweet with me on Twitter Connect with me on LinkedIn Watch my videos on YouTube Watch my videos on Vimeo http://www.lionpen.com
  25. 25. ReferenceImages courtesy of:• “Old Letters And Quill” by Simon Howden• “Lady Doctor Writing Prescription” by imagerymajestic FreeDigitalPhotos.netMusic courtesy of: Easy Lemon by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ http://www.lionpen.com
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