As writers, we sometimes like to imagine ourselves as the embodiment of Shakespeare, or Jane Austen, or even Stephen King. But let’s face it—most times, the life of a writer is best represented by clever, kooky cartoon characters. Here are some of our favorite cartoon alter egos illustrating the unique experiences we writers regularly face.
After a late-night writing session:
When someone tells you to get a “real” job:
Your reaction to a writing critique you don’t agree with:
When you get an acceptance from your favorite journal!
How you feel when a writer you admire compliments your work:
Your gut reaction when you get another rejection letter:
When writer’s block hits:
Preparing to introduce yourself to a literary agent at a writer’s conference:
Having to wait three to six months for responses:
Finding a writer friend who understands your pain:
Not being able to remember the idea from last night because you didn’t write it down:
When you start editing your first draft and feel embarrassed for yourself:
How you feel after perfecting that important scene: