How To Sigh Like A Writer #writer #amwriting

#writer #writing

Writers sigh a lot!  Blimey if someone gave me some money for every time I sighed whilst writing I would be a rich woman.

Here are the key sighs you need to master if you want to – sigh like a writer:

  1. The ‘I have finally written something’ sigh – signifies to loved ones that peace and harmony is going to be restored to the house post a painful episode of Writer’s Block. Pets will come out from under the table and the family will go about their daily business again.
  2. The ‘I think I have written something amazing’ sigh  an extra long sigh, sounds like it is going to go on forever. Normally followed by the sounds of the family printer and a handful of papers being thrust at an uninterested loved one for them to read.
  3. The ‘I am sitting at my laptop but the creative well is empty’ sigh –  a little pitiful sigh normally followed by some tears.
  4. The ‘This fictional male character is giving me a fluttery feeling’ sigh – a softer sounding sigh, sometimes heard whilst the writer is typing or reading. Normally followed by some deep breaths and the sound of ‘Hungry Eyes’ (Eric Carmen / Dirty Dancing) from their headphones.
  5. The ‘I can’t stop writing rubbish’ sigh – with a hint of agitation. The sound of the laptop being closed abruptly normally follows this.
  6. The ‘I will soon be a best selling novelist’ sigh – a contented / dreamy sort of sigh and mainly used when the writer is washing up and staring out of the kitchen window.
  7. The ‘typo has a mind of its own’ sigh – an agitated sigh. Some typos magically reappear after the writer has deleted them. Its like some sort of cruel typo game. The writer thinks the typos have a mind of their own. This sigh will be followed by some muttering “they are messing with my mind
  8. The ‘I have done so much editing I want to run down the street naked in celebration’ sigh –  Normally followed by a shriek and a cartwheel.
  9. The ‘my loved one is preventing me from writing by getting me to do housework’ sigh – a sigh followed by some huffing and puffing.
  10. The ‘pass me my electric fan’ sigh – this is a gentle sounding sigh, used for when writing steamy moments or reading intimate moments in books. Hot flushes caused by naughty thoughts can be distracting for any middle aged female writer so it’s important to get out the electric fan to cool down.


Have a great day!

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Lucy Mitchell lives in South Wales with her husband, her two teenage daughters, a giant labrador and a gang of unruly cats. Lucy is the author of the award winning blog, BlondeWriteMore and was a Featured Romance Author on Wattpad. When she’s not working or writing, Lucy can be found listening to audiobooks in a muddy field with her dog or sat outside her local pub in the sunshine enjoying a glass of wine. Her debut novel Instructions Falling In Love Again is OUT now and already pulling in some fabulous reviews ❤️

30 thoughts on “How To Sigh Like A Writer #writer #amwriting

  1. You really don’t want to be an American. This country is going to hell in a handbasket. The country is run by billionaire whackjobs, and healthcare is ridiculously expensive. Forget buying any prescription drugs, because Big Pharma is part of the oligarchy we now have. Look at the Republican Clown Car if you want to see the fine, upstanding freaks who want to be president. Not to mention that you can be shot because someone doesn’t like the look on your face. I would take your NationalHealth and gunless cops any day of the week.

  2. I do #10 sigh a lot, with a bit of muttering loud enough to be heard over the vacuum, “I’ll never get this book done. Why did I even bother finding a publisher?” You can have many variations on the muttering. Such as, “I might as well give up on my dream. It’s not like I’ll have time with all this housework.” Or, “Some people–” quick glare at spouse– “get to live their dreams. But they don’t have housework holding them back.” Another glare. Most men cave quickly, especially if you can add a lone tear and let it roll down your cheek.

  3. Wow, that’s lots of different types of sighs. And now the word sigh is starting to sound strange after reading it/thinking it so many ties. Sigh!

      1. I’ve done my fairy share of sighing as well. The heat, and tiredness. Stupid thunderstorm kept me awake last night. You’re in the UK right?

      2. No just surprised. Nice to know another UK person :-). I am in Wales – you? Please tell me you are not the writer sat across the street from me busy scribbling away making me feel bad?

      3. I assume everyone is American in blogging world until I am told otherwise. Phew – glad you are not the writer across my street 🙂

  4. The Annoyed at story plots sigh, where my brain is going crazy trying to pull everything together and make the plot make sense. 😛
    Btw, what has that writer across the street from you been up to lately?

    1. Good one on the sighing front!

      She has been sat out in her front garden a lot writing and it has been annoying as I have been in my house moping about 🙂

      1. Is it a nice front garden?
        I don’t blame you for moping. I would be quite depressed, and using the binoculars to watch her. Maybe you can read snippets of what she’s writing?

      2. It’s time to put on the “I’m a soon-to-be- famous author” face and dress, BlondeLucy. 🙂 Make her wish she was you.

  5. Unfortunately no.9 resonates with the most sighed sigh followed by the look! The how very dare you one that hovvers in his direction for… ages. Before I give in. *sweeps hair from cheek* .. *sigh* writing the sigh is probably the second one I do the most often a moment voiced on the page that puts the reader exactly where I am at that *sigh* moment. I love your posts Lucy keep em coming!

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