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four ways writers are like time lords


  • We travel around in TARDISes (what exactly is the plural of TARDIS? Anyone know?), which are either Microsoft Word documents or notebooks or our strange minds. Of course, because of their word content and the stories they hold, they're bigger on the inside.
  • We have two hearts. One for real life and one for characters. They're both broken often. The real life one is because we see normal people and instantly start creating their backstories. We see (well...sometimes see, mostly make up. Although we'd like them to be, our skills of deduction are NOWHERE near Sherlock Holmes's) their pain, their loss, their happiness, etc. Our heart gets broken all the time. Our character hearts get shattered so often because, well, we're awful people. We cause our characters so much pain, let them start the slow healing process, and then evilly slaughter them. In front of their friends. Time Lords don't do that, obviously. They're the friends. They're the ones who always watch people die. Their hearts get broken. But so do writer's. It's not like we actually have fun killing off our characters.
  • We can travel through time (in our own stories). But not just what the readers get to see. Our stories never stop. They start with the first ancestor and keep going generation after generation. We just travel throughout that specific story and decide what we want to try to describe and then maybe publish. And yes, readers can travel too, but they aren't Time Lords. They're more like companions. Why? TimeLords (writers) can see the fixed points in time (in our stories). We can change other stuff, but we know what to leave alone, and we usually do. But the other stuff? That gets changed all the time. All. The. Time. 
  • We're goofy. And fantastic. And brilliant. And we usually like bow ties, because they're cool. (Sorry, sorry. Enough cheesy Doctor Who jokes.)

Bekah Joan


  1. I agree with the "goofy" point; and I fit the criterion. But I disagree with the "two hearts". A writer has just one extremely sensitive heart, where he is able to feel al the joy, sadness, thrill and angst of the (real) people around him and the (not-so-real) people in his head.

    1. Psh. Of course we're goofy. ;)
      And the one extremely sensitive heart is a very interesting point.

  2. Writers can be seen but not truly known. A person may see an author and think that there nothing is special, yet what they have not seen is the inner thoughts of the writer. A simple girl on the outside, but within can be found courageous fairy tales, sweet romances, and mind boggling mysteries.

    Interesting post!

    Also, thanks for following my blog :-)


  3. I agree with you very very very much. And thank *you* for following *my* blog! :)

  4. LOVED this. You are very right. I am currently writing a story, an historical fiction to be exact. And I unfortunately must kill off some of my main characters...
    This was really neat.

    1. Ah, yes. The killing off of characters is always painful. And if you ever publish it, let me know! I've really liked the Red Carpet so far, and I haven't had the time to read the other stories, but they sound really cool! I would totally buy anything you publish. :)

    2. Aw, thanks so much!

      Rachel was the one who actually started the Story Blog. It was her personal writing blog, but she asked me to join! I think we've written a few stories about Dot and Herbert and Tip so far.

      Thank you!! You're very kind ;)

  5. That's awesome! You're welcome. :)


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