It’s Valentine’s Day.
I’m a writer.
I’m in a relationship.
This means that at some point I’m going to have to sit down with my boyfriend and explain to him what dating a writer is actually like. But I’ll deliver five of my favourite reasons here first.
Writers are simple to buy presents for
We, writers, enjoy very simple pleasures. Notebooks, especially leather or patterned notebooks are one of our favourite items. Many of us spend our lives collecting and then filling them with our wandering thoughts.
Another item we love is a good pen. although most of us now use computers or tablets, we all still love a beautiful pen. How else would we fill those notebooks? As I have said before, I love a good Parker pen.
There maybe one point when buying your writer a present is when you consider buying them a book. Now writers are great lovers of books and are very fond of their authors. They know what they like and what they dislike. But they are always willing to be surprised.
Hint: Find out who their favourites are (they should have told you by now) and either get them a book by that person they don’t have or find a rated author who is similar in style or in the same genre. That way you are safe.
Writers are creative
This covers so many things. First you will never be bored with a writer when they are telling you a story. They live and breathe stories and that makes them amazing storytellers. They will use their creativity with words to keep you entertained from start to finish.
Second this makes them if not helpful, at least very interesting in the advice that they will give. It won’t be the normal every day advice you get off most people. It will be filled with creativity and probably overall wacky ideas, but hey, you never know it might work out for you.
Writers are intelligent
Writers read a lot. This means that they constantly immerse themselves in the collective knowledge of humanity through the mountains of books and the sea of flowing words. Eventually some of that knowledge actually rubs off on them.
If you are looking for someone who can offer you constantly fascinating conversations then you need to get yourself a writer. And they will love you even more if you can teach them something because behind every new facts or skill there is a story.
Writers understand their emotions
Writers understand how they feel. They have to. They spend their days considering how their characters are meant to be feeling in any given situation. This means they are unlikely to fly off the rails, however it can mean that they may take a while to process what ever is happening around them so best be patient at times.
But the main positive is that they also know how to express themselves very well meaning that if they want you to know that they love you they will have the best way of doing that. Slightly bad side of that is they if they are mad at you… you will most definitely know it.
Writers are passionate
And I mean about everything that they love, they are passionate about. That will include you. And that passion will rub off on you and make you also more passionate.
This is because writers are dreamers. They dream of how to make the World a better place and how to make their lives and the lives of people they care about better. they will dream about you and they will dream for you and that will make you dream about you as well.