Similarities Between Writers & Surfers #Writers #Surfer




There are a lot of similarities between surfers and writers. One which is not on my list below is that both surfers and writers show tremendous bravery and courage.

  1. There are days when the writer, like a surfer, rides high on a huge creative wave and there are some days when the writer struggles to get into the water.
  2. An amazing idea for a new story can feel like an enormous wave for a writer, carrying them along for hours, days, months or even years.
  3. Surfing can give you a thrill and a buzz. So too can writing! A true writer will talk about the adrenalin rush and excitement from writing something amazing.
  4. Surfers have a spiritual connection with the ocean. Writers have a spiritual connection with their stories and characters.
  5. Surfers use surfboards to ride their waves and wear cool brightly coloured swimwear. Writers use laptops / notebooks to ride their creative waves and wear cool, brightly coloured pyjamas to ride their creative waves.
  6. Surfers will tell you that surfing is a way of life. Writers will also tell you writing is a way of life.
  7. Writing novels is sometimes like surfing in rough and choppy waters; there are unexpected waves, you can get tossed over your board and sucked down below into murky waters.
  8. Some people dream about being a surfer and some people dream about writing a book.
  9. Surfers devote their life to finding and riding the perfect wave. Writers devote their life to finding and writing the perfect story.
  10. When you are a surfer you don’t catch a wave by staring at it. You have to paddle hard, get in position and take it on! When you are a writer you can’t expect an idea to write itself whilst you sit and stare at it. You have to be like the surfer, working hard and taking it on!
  11. Surfing is hard to master. It takes years of practice, graft and dedication. Writing is also hard, it requires years of practice, hard work and dedication.

So go out there my literary surfers and catch your story wave!

Have a fantastic 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 ❀️

56 thoughts on “Similarities Between Writers & Surfers #Writers #Surfer

  1. Something is amis i don’t see you in my reader anymore 😒 I placed my vote though and wish you luck. Great post as ususual.and I surf every day… the net. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‡

    1. I wish I had a real life writer friend called Tina – my goodness life would be so much fun. Thank you for the vote – you are amazing – I had a grumpy face and now that I have seen this I am smiling πŸ™‚

      1. Its all on the other blog if you want to get to it easier. I’m so stoked you like it… thank you so much Lucy. Any feedback good or not is welcome I need the view of someone awesome like you!

  2. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Here is another amusing post relating something that I think I know how to do to something I totally can’t do. Be sure and vote for the BlondeWriteMore bog for Funniest Blog on the Annual Bloggers Bash awards. She certainly deserves it.

  3. Another random connection you’ve made seem not so random. πŸ™‚ Surfers are brave for riding those waves, and I think we writers are too for riding the creative waves!

  4. It’s such a good thing that you are not like some writers who would keep begging for votes. πŸ˜‰
    Lucy, I think you could compare writing to just about anything! You’re very talented in that way!

  5. I love writing and hope to travel and learn to surf real soon, it’s always been something I wanted to regularly do just don’t have the access to at this point.

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