- You really can't understand why your audience's eyes start glazing over about thirty seconds into your "Why Writing is for Everybody" speech.
- You can't imagine a better present than a decent set of quality pens or a writing diary unless it is an all expenses paid trip to a hugely important writing conference of your choice. (Hugely important to you of course).
- You can enthuse about quality stationery for hours... more worryingly, you do!
- You can stay up to all hours writing or, if you're of the early start persuasion, you can get up when the birds think it is still time to be in bed.
- You do worry about the lowering of grammatical standards and devour every word Lynne Truss has ever written on grammar.
- You find a book on the different fonts fascinating. (Guilty as charged! It really is a fascinating book, honestly!).
- You know what to do with a split infinitive.
- You will try different forms of writing before settling on one or two as your specialisms.
- If circumstances stop you writing for a day or two, you become very edgy. (Guilty as charged).
- You panic if you don't back up your work every ten minutes or so as you once lost work thanks to a powercut and have vowed it will never happen again.
- You correct mis-spelled grafitti.
- You do wear out your keyboards.
I'm Allison Symes and write fairytales with bite, especially novels and short stories.