1: You need to get used to disappointment in life. Writing helps you with that.
This is not to say that you won’t have fun writing, but it’s inevitable that you will only have fun after long stretches of disappointment. Writing teaches you to find fun and enjoyment after disappointment.
2: Have you ever watched a movie and thought: “Gosh, I really could have done that better than they did. ” ?
Well, I have good news for you. Write a better ending for the movie, show, or even book. Don’t write it with anyone else in mind. Just write it for yourself. This is great for movies made from your favorite book that totally didn’t turn out the way you hoped.
3: As far as hobbies go, writing rocks.
It requires very little equipment, involves sitting around in the quiet, and practically no physical exertion. If this has not already appealed to your senses, then you need to go and run another marathon or something else weird. (No offense.)
4: People Will Think that You’re Smart
Writer’s are smart, right? You write, right? Therefore, you are smart. It’s not complicated.
5: It’s a Good Escape
When a friend asks you to go to their child’s band rehearsal, just say that you need to go home and do your writing. It’s an instant excuse that needs no justification or evidence. Even if you don’t get any writing done, you meant to, right?
I mean, it’s a good escape in another sense too, in the sense of escaping the cares of the world into your own created reality, but it’s also a great “out” for whatever event you want to avoid.
That’s pretty important too, boo. -BW 😉