5 Things You Need to be a Writer

13 Feb

1. A medium       

ex: pen or pencil and paper, typewriter, computer, smart phone, tablet, audio recorder

This kind of medium…

… not this kind of medium.

2. Buttocks (ass)

3. Chair (to sit your buttocks in)

4. Window (to gaze out of while waiting for inspiration to strike)



5. Imagination

C. L. Parson


33 Responses to “5 Things You Need to be a Writer”

  1. Leisa February 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    Love this..I have all Five!!!


  2. slepsnor February 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    All accounted for except for the donkey. Mine is still on backorder.

    • C. L. Parson February 13, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

      I’m borrowing one from the neighbor up the street. Yes, we do have donkeys where I live. #thesticks

      • slepsnor February 13, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

        That’s gotta be more interesting than in suburbia where we have squirrels and the occasional stray cat. Though, I have seen a guy walking a mastiff that could pass for a small horse.

      • C. L. Parson February 13, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

        I love Mastiffs! The donkeys like to get wild at times. Lots of heehawing.

      • slepsnor February 13, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

        I don’t think I’ve ever heard a donkey heehaw before. I’ve seen them at petting zoos, but they never made any noise.

      • C. L. Parson February 13, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

        Lucky you! It loses its novelty after about 10 seconds. LOL!

      • slepsnor February 13, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

        I’m going to take your word for that and not go out of my way to find out.

      • C. L. Parson February 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm #


  3. lindaghill February 13, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Sometimes I think that other kind of medium might come in handy…

  4. Jen McLeod February 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm #


  5. Xorplon February 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    Clever, very nice presentation.

    Keep it up : )

  6. rbdavis5 February 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    you forgot Beer – for liquid insperation (although I do have to admit its hell on the spell check)

    • C. L. Parson February 14, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      I did forget that, though it depends on the time of day. I do a lot of writing in the morning, especially on weekends. I haven’t written enough novels or made enough money to become a “before noon” drinker yet. And in case my mom reads this, I am joking.

      • rbdavis5 February 14, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

        You should only drink before 5 PM on certain days of the week- I recommend only the ones that end with Y.

      • C. L. Parson February 15, 2013 at 10:25 am #

        I can hear your liver screaming from here. Ha ha ha! Have a great one!

  7. Carol Page-Potter February 14, 2013 at 7:30 am #

    I read a book on writing (written by a writer) who said you should have no view at all, so as not to be distracted. I guess its all about what works for you. I don’t need a view, but I DO need some natural light!

    • C. L. Parson February 14, 2013 at 9:43 am #

      Most of my ideas come when I am staring blankly out the window. I can see that it can become a distraction for some. As you said, whatever works for you. Thank you for the comment! 🙂

  8. Good Golly Miss Molly February 17, 2013 at 3:13 am #

    One more thing you need – a Liebster Award! And I’ve nominated you for one. Details are on my site, Good Golly Miss Molly. Congratulations and enjoy.

  9. adventureforwords February 17, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    I have four things LOL. What I miss… is the window. I use to have a window, and I used to sit there for hours writing or staring out, while imagining new characters or worlds… I really miss my window 🙂

    • C. L. Parson February 17, 2013 at 11:42 am #

      I know how you feel. I cannot work without a window. Maybe you can find a landscape painting and put it in a window frame and hang it on your wall. 🙂

      • adventureforwords February 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

        I have a window, but I do not own a writing table… But I soon hope to have one. 🙂

  10. ShannonRaelynn February 17, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Those five things are all we really need. It really is that simple. But I am always surprised at how we can procrastinate instead of write.

    I put some beautiful windows in my office. I have a great view, but during the winter, in the afternoon, the sun is so low, it comes through the window and blinds me. I think about investing in blinds, but they defeat the purpose of having the windows. I may have to change my furniture around. For now I hide behind my computer screen.

  11. sophist6 February 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    This made me smile 🙂 If these are all I need, then I am all set! What the heck took me so long?

    • C. L. Parson February 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

      So glad it made you smile. What I find amazing is that after you label yourself as a writer, you begin to see everything through the lens of a writer. Very cool. Happy writing!

  12. Story Addict February 21, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    Oh my gosh, the window is crucial. Cute post 🙂

  13. Kelly Vandever (@KellyVandever) May 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Glad to hear you were just joking with rbdavis5 ;0)


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    […] I read a post by C.L. Parson, and I realized how much I really love having a window where I write, and how it made me productive with my work. You can find the post here. […]

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