How to survive a relationship with a writer
Fucking thank you.
this is awful omg better advice would be to not be in a relationship with a person if they act this way.
you don’t write, do you?
To be loved by a writer is to be immortal.
This list should be called “How to have a one-sided relationship with a self-obsessive enthralled by the perceived romanticism of being a ‘writer.’” None of this stuff seems really emotionally healthy. Of course if you’re in a relationship with a writer, or any other kind of artist, you should be supportive of them and their work. But seriously, “you have no idea how hard it is to enter the zone”? Yes, those petty little uncreatives could never understand our artistic torment! We are busy immortalizing them! (this latter sentiment gets creepier the more often I hear it)
The perspective of this list seems to be couched in this romanticized vision of what it “means” to be a writer, and it seems to speak to people who identify with the image of being a writer, rather than, y’know, writing. Writers can be hard to live with, but that has little to do with them being writers and more to do with who they are as people.
I guess the one thing I learned from this list is to not invite writers to parties if you don’t want them skulking around your medicine cabinet(???).
Good on you, sir.
You know how I enter THE ZONE?
I set my alarm for 5am, get a cup of coffee, and start typing stuff until I have a bunch of words.
It’s not magic. I don’t need to center my chakras or anything.
I agree that the best way to help them (and everyone else who isn’t a writer) recover is definitely a cup of Tea/Coffee, a cupcake and a hug.
I see a few of the people on this list are neither writers nor do they have a sense of humour.
#jim’s face though #his worldview’s been rocked #wait?? #bones?? #you don’t just like people out of the blue it takes time and effort?? #and months of sleeping on the floor outside your room after you’ve locked them out for the fifth time because ‘some of us are doctors jim’ #’some of us have exams in the morning jim’ #’some of us don’t want to be woken up at 2am by your drunk self trying to take over my bed jim’ #i thought what we had was special?? #what do you mean you like him?? #bones?? BONES?? #and the rest of the film is just bones comfortingly stabbing jim with hyposprays to remind him that yes bones really does love him best