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Five Myths You May Believe About Writers

Hello Scribblers!

Welcome back to Sketch Scribble Scribe! I’m Jehosheba and I blog over at Rambling Reviews. In today’s post I want to talk about some myths you may believe about writers. Sometimes I fall into the trap of believing these myself, so this was a good post for me to write as well! I hope you all enjoy!


Myth #1: Writers Always Use Perfect Grammar

So, a few days ago my daddy and I went on a date. We were talking about visiting grandparents and he asked me if I liked visiting at Thanksgiving or Christmas better. Do you want to know what I responded with?

“Oh, I don’t know. It’s both fun.”

It’s both fun. That’s got to be the most grammatically incorrect sentence I’ve ever used. As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I just kind of shuddered.

So no, while it would be amazing, writers don’t always use perfect grammar—in their writing or speech.

Myth #2: Writers Are All Unsociable, Introverted Recluses

I know it can seem like writers are often quiet, introverted people who would prefer hanging out in their closets over actually being around other human beings. While a lot of writers I know are completely introverted, there are also writers out there who are very extroverted and get their inspiration from talking with/being around other people.

I will say that I’m more of an introvert, but I know that doesn’t go for everyone. Sometimes I have to stop and realize that there are quite a few writers who are complete opposite from me. And that’s totally fine! You definitely shouldn’t feel pressured into acting introverted or extroverted if that’s not who you really are.

Myth #3: Writers Only Read Good Books

Again, while this would be awesome, it’s sadly not the case. I’m sure we’ve all heard the saying, “You have to read good books to write good books.” Well, unfortunately we writers don’t always choose the best books to read. Some of them are poorly written, devoid of any message, or are just plain boring.

Obviously you don’t want to intentionally read bad books, but I believe we can learn from both the good books and the not-so-good ones. I’ve read my share of mediocre writing, but there’s always something I can find to take away and learn from when it comes to my own writing.

Myth #4: All Writers Dream of Being Published

Wrong! While I’m sure that this is a goal for a large amount of serious writers, there are also quite a few writers who don’t necessarily want to be published. At the moment, I’m not writing with the intention of making it into my career in the future. I’m not even sure that I want to be published.

However, I think it’s awesome that there are so many young writers out there pursuing their dreams of being published: I’m glad that they’re being encouraged in their writing and supported on their publishing journey. I’m all for that, and I’m always excited if there’s a way I can support fellow writers.

Myth #5: All Writers Are Weird

I mean, this is the most obvious myth of all, right? Writers? Weird? Anyone who thinks that must be crazy!

*coughs*

Okay, so maybe this isn’t such a myth. But before you misinterpret my meaning, let me clarify. Writers have an incredible gift: we’re able to change the world with our words. Whether that’s through writing fiction or non-fiction, everyone has a story to tell, and a voice to tell that story with. Writer’s are unique and they often have a different way of looking at the world than others.

This may come across as weird to some people, but you simply have to trust that what other people may think is “weird” about you, is what makes your writing different from the other hundreds of thousands of books out there.

Maybe you’re not into writing: you still have something to say. Whether that’s through art, speaking, singing, working, smiling—whatever it is, you’re unique! Don’t let that go to waste. You have a story to tell and a world to change.


What did you think? Have you ever believed any of these myths? What are some things that make your voice unique?

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Published by Jehosheba

Hey! I’m Jehosheba, a teenage, Christian girl living for Jesus with my family of eight. I have a passion for books and I started Rambling Reviews as a place where I could share my honest thoughts on the different books I had read, as well as a place where people could share their own thoughts. I'd love to get to know you, too, so feel free to stop by my blog and introduce yourself!

9 thoughts on “Five Myths You May Believe About Writers

  1. Oof, all of them hit me like a bus😂 It’s weird that I like using semicolons when texting but it’s actually because I like English and not because I like writing (or maybe not, I’m confused now 🤦). I hope the rest of them remain myths because being an ‘introverted recluse’ is making life harder than it needs to be 👀😂
    Thanks so much for sharing! I loved reading it! ❤️

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  2. This was a great post! Myth five… I def think it’s true. But every person is weird. Singers are weird. Actors are weird. Cooks are weird. Every person has their own quirks that anyone who doesn’t have them or feels insecure about it in themselves will label “weird”. But. Normal is a setting on the drier and that’s all. XD

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