Writers are more fortunate than other well-known people because they are usually not celebrities. Their faces aren’t what people know about them. They’re usually shy, awkward, troubled. They spend an unhealthy amount of time alone. I don’t know what to do with my face when a friend pays me a compliment, much less someone I don’t know. I always think: “Oh god, if you actually knew me.”

Writers are more fortunate than other well-known people because they are usually not celebrities. Their faces aren’t what people know about them. They’re usually shy, awkward, troubled. They spend an unhealthy amount of time alone. I don’t know what to do with my face when a friend pays me a compliment, much less someone I don’t know. I always think: “Oh god, if you actually knew me.”

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  7. jonathanrankin said: It’s a bit of a stereotype to say that they are usually shy, awkward, and troubled. Hardly any of the writers that I know (a number of crews from different parts of the country) are like this.
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    This makes me laugh. Once I picked up an editor’s phone at LA Weekly and went, “You’re THE Gary Indiana?!?”He did not...
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    Good read.
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