Saturday, April 27, 2013

Attributes of Writers - X

Writers are a special breed. We have unique qualities that help us make music with our words. Those same qualities might also put us in the loony bin, but isn't it worth it?! So, pull up a chair, let's explore our "specialness" together through the A to Z Challenge. If we can understand our attributes as writers, we can be cured, right?                   Dawn (P.S. Thanks for stopping by. Writing is lonely and I need your company!)

Photos by Dawn M. Hamsher, 2013



Writers may experience...

 Xerophthalmia -  

dry eyes syndrome


        or


 Xerostomia -   

dry mouth syndrome

When I write I forget everything. I forget to look up from the page (hence eye strain and dryness). I forget to drink water (hence dry mouth). I forget to stretch. I forget potty breaks. I forget to interact with my family. I'm sure I have some sort of syndrome!
(Disclosure: Writers don't really get Xerophthalmia or Xerostomia, but they were the best X words I could find).  


                                                    What do you forget to do when you write?
 

13 comments:

  1. I, too, suffer from Xerophthalmia and Xerostomia (as well as the host of other "-mias" as a result of overindulgence in writing. Have you found a cure?

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    1. Pam, Sadly there is no cure...just write through the pain. LOL.

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  2. me too, especially with the working at least 8 hours in front of the computer!

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    1. Jette, Oh yeah! I do that too...it can't help!

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  3. When on a roll checking blogs, I forget to stand up and stretch. My back pays for it!

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    1. Susan, I have that problem too. I have to set my Outlook calendar to remind myself to stretch (no kidding!).

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  4. Lol, I like your X words! Not sure I suffer from them, but they are very creative!

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  5. I laughed really hard at your pictures.

    I also forget to take care of myself. I forget to eat for the entire day...but thankfully, my dog will remind me he needs to go out (though usually he's content with just cuddling on my lap)

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    1. Lynne, I'm so glad. These two really turned out funny.

      I do wish I could forget to eat. ;0)

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  6. Personally, given what I often write about, I'd call myself xenophilic. You have to have a major love of foreign cultures, languages, histories, etc., to choose to write so many books set outside of your native country or featuring people from your own ethnic group!

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    1. Carrie-Anne, I would say so! Lots and lots of research!

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  7. Dry, red eyes ... I am going to get my eyes checked :)

    Thanks for visiting my site during the challenge. I will enjoy following your blog throughout the rest of the year.

    Denise at Organization and Inspiration for Fellow Writers, participant of A to Z Blogging Challenge
    Denise Reashore on Facebook

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I appreciate your comments! I try to respond to each one.