As with last week's quote, I like the idea here. It's a romantic sounding quote and as a hopeless romantic myself I, of course, like the idea of it.
But here's the thing. I'm an extrovert. And I'm not even just a little extroverted. I have large groups of friends, I love spending time with people, I'm almost completely comfortable giving speeches or preforming in front of people.
And yet, I dare to call myself a writer.
So this quote by John Green, makes me question my choice in hobby and potential career. You can probably understand why. While I don't always agree with Mr. Green, I do respect him and his writing. And while I know this quote isn't saying it, what I hear him saying is that good writers have to be introverts. And I have to hope, really hard, that's not true.
I write because I love books and characters, words and worlds. I write because there are stories in my head and I'm not funny enough to be a stand up comedian. I write because I'm homeschooled and live in the middle of nowhere and sometimes imaginary people are the only ones I can talk to. I write because once I've told you the written story I want you to feel comfortable telling me yours.
I'm an extrovert, but I'm also a writer.
What about you? Introvert? Extrovert? Why do you tell stories? Can extroverts be writers, or is it a 'profession of introverts?' Leave a comment and let me know. Of better yet, write a up a blog post and leave the link to it in the comments. I love seeing blog posts inspired by my own posts!
Thanks for reading! See you Monday.
P.S. A reminder that I'm living in a theater for the next 3 days and probably won't be able to reply to blog comments. Doesn't mean I won't miss you guys!