The Odd Writer

Love this positive message about accepting your weird quirks. Go check out the blog post!

Keep smiling,
Yawatta

Priscilla Bettis, Author

Image of black stoneware cup

I was 21, about to graduate from college and set up my own household, you know, with a sofa that didn’t come from the curb, ceramic plates instead of paper plates, and real cups instead of the plastic freebies with the school mascot on the side. Bring this cup back for a free fountain drink with purchase of any large pizza.

I wandered into a high-end home goods store. There was no Walmart in town at the time, or me and my mostly empty wallet would have gone there. I chose a black cup from a back corner display. Black dinnerware was not cool at a time when happy graduates picked happy colors or at least safe, porcelain florals. The sales woman (tailored slacks, hair pinned up, an older woman with an air about her as if she was the owner) waved off the black with a flick of her…

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3 thoughts on “The Odd Writer

  1. I love that. I think being an odd writer is better – better to stand out from the crowd, to be able to channel the oddness through into MCs and turns of phrase that will make readers sit up and take notice and just read and think ‘wow, I love that description/characterisation/detail’. Nowadays, with so little time to make for reading and so many books out there, I have to be hooked quite quickly – and for me it’s the different writing that hooks me.

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