Becoming a Writer 101

by | 25 October 2019 | Life, Writing | 7 comments

Disclaimer: this is a humourous post meant to amuse, not to instruct. You have been warned. 😉

Since last week’s post turned out to be actually helpful, and overall I’ve been a decently useful person lately…I’m way past due for another 101 post.

This one is for all my writer friends and any other writers out there. Also for anyone who wants to join the adventure of being a writer! This list will give you the instruction you need. 😂



Have either 9,056 story ideas or 0

You can’t be writer unless you’re either…

a) swamped in story ideas and can’t decide which one to write

or b) have no good ideas at all

There’s no escaping it. This is the fate of the writer.



Collect notebooks and/or mugs

Having thirty+ gorgeous (but untouched) notebooks at once is a MUST for any writer. They’re just so pretty! You need them in your life!

Don’t write in them though, that’s sacrilege.


Mugs, on the other hand, are incredibly useful. You should collect every mug you meet and use it every day.

Chug that tea/coffee/whatever your favourite drink is with no regrets!



Daydream about your characters

If you truly love your fictional children, you must make pinterest boards with over 100 pins for each character, spend several hours finding the perfect face for them, spend even longer trying to name them, and give them a backstory even longer again than that.

Ultimate Bonus Points if you compose a theme song for them.



Stare at a blank document and scream internally

There’s not much to this point really, it’s mostly self explanatory!

Just try it out, it should come naturally to any writer. (Send help. 😅)



What’s something else you think is a must for writers? Come share your humourous woes in the comments! 😂

Jane Maree

Jane Maree

Jane Maree is an Australian writer, adventurer at heart, beloved daughter of the King of Kings, and believer in at least six impossible things before breakfast. Raised on fairy tales, scraped knees, and makeshift swords, she has yet to outgrow any of them. In her day job, Jane teaches music and freelances as an editor, but by night she crafts daring stories of broken heroes overcoming extraordinary odds.


  1. Evelyn

    Ahhh, I think I picked the write hobby.

    Oh wait this is a humorous post?
    *laughs nervously*

    • Evelyn

      Speaking of which, let’s say that pun was on purpose. 😛

      • Jane Maree

        I…might also be guilty of everything on this list as well. 😅

        Typo puns are always the best ones. 😂

  2. CG @ Paper Fury

    I’ve got the screaming internally DOWN. Such a successful writer over here *raises hand* 😂😂 And I’m pretty sure to be a real writer, you also have to feel like writing when you don’t have time, but when you DO have time…no inspiration.😌

    • Jane Maree

      You’ve got this, Cait. I applaud. 😂

      YES SO TRUE. 😭 This is so relateable it hurts. 😅

  3. Mem

    *dies* X’D X’D X’D
    Okay, if this is how to be a writer than I am doing FANTASTICALLY. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! X’D

    • Jane Maree

      Congratulations, you have passed the test! I proclaim you an official writer! 😂😂😂

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