Wendy's favorite quotes

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."— Dr. Seuss

Friday, April 18, 2014

Funny Writer Shirts--it's an Addiction.

So, why the shirts? Well, I blame it on Lisa Mangum and Dan Wells who made me laugh with their funny writer shirts. I spend half the year running around in cowboy boots, man clothes, and a wide brimmed hat--not the best outfit for feeling like a girl. Shirts that make me smile are my own little rebellion--sort of like the name of this blog. I may have to farm, but dangit, I can do it with my own flair.

Last year I organised a writers retreat in Heber, Utah for Authors Incognito. Just for fun, I gathered a bunch of my favorite shirt sayings and had them all made into shirts for the attendees. It was awesome how well the shirts fit the personalities of writers who got them. Here's a few of those sayings:

    • I’M PLOTTING AGAINST YOU. (I’m a writer. It’s what I do.)
      WRITER’S BLOCK: when your imaginary friends won’t talk to you.
      If you were in my novel, I’d have killed you off by now.
      Writers get the last word.
      Some of my best friends are fictional.
      I never got my acceptance letter from Hogwarts so I’m leaving the Shire to become a Jedi.
      WARNING! I’m a writer. Anything you say or do may be used in a story.
      Be nice to me. (Or I’ll put you in my novel.)
      This is my Writer’s costume.
      There. Their. They’re. Get it right. 
      I’m not daydreaming. I’m Plotting!
      I’m not quiet. I’m plotting.
      There are only two rules: #1 Butt goes in chair. #2 Words go on page. (Chair is optional)
      Save a writer. Buy a book.
      Shut up and Write.
      I read past my bedtime. 
      I write. Therefore I rewrite. 
      Reading Ninja! No book is safe. 
      If a book is well written, I always find it too short. –Jane Austin
      Never wrong a writer. They get their revenge in print. 
      Not all those who wander are lost. –Tolkien
      Irony. The opposite of wrinkly. 
      I like big books and I cannot lie.
      Only YOU can prevent comma splices.
      Book Junkie
      Go Away. I’m writing.

Here's a few of my shirts. A Charlotte that says "Meh" cracks me up. My Irony shirt got a gigglesnort out of Brandon Sanderson when I met in last summer at a signing. Shirt.woot.com and teefury.com feed my addiction with daily deals, but I hold out for shirts that really make me smile--usually about once a month.

Do you have any little writer quirks? Favorite pens? A closet stash of action figures? What's your secret addiction?


River Fairchild said...

I love these! I saw your topic over on the side of Crystal Collier's blog and couldn't resist. Your blog name is stellar too. :)

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Maria Hoagland said...

I'm with you! I just bought one that says "Every time you miss a typo, the errorists win!" I'm excited for it to show up. Here's a link if you want to see it:http://shirtoid.com/88824/cosa-nostra-grammatica/

I also have a shirt that says "Indie authors rock! What's on your Kindle?"

Mike Keyton said...

Wonderful stuff, Wendy 😀

Unknown said...

So awesome! I want some of these.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

yes, I read the 'irony' shirt out loud to my wife.