It’s not that we all look awesome in an eye-patch (cue that rockin’ photo of James Joyce – awww yeeeaah).
And it’s not that we have scurvy (hopefully), or parrots (though parrots are nice).
Here are a bunch of reasons why writers are like pirates. It’s pretty accurate (I always use a cutlass when I edit) and worth a look if you’re up for some fun writing metaphors.
I’d like to add the following to the list:
- Getting marooned – because every writer knows what it’s like to be shut away from the world, trying to work out how the hell you got here in the first place.
- First mates – because every writer should have an ideal reader, someone they write for, someone to read their work and tell them the truth. And sometimes first mates stop us from getting marooned.
- Rum – just because.
I’m sure there’s a lot more, but that’s all I’ve got for now.
So this is Captain Kyra, sailing off into another night of similes and syntax. Bon voyage, me hearties.