Just look at how people lie, assume false identities, and act anonymously online. Writers want to be cops and some people want to be writers. No one is exactly whom they seem to be.
This means spending hours at a time, secluded, writing as fast as your hand permits. This means asking a lot of questions – of others as well as of oneself. It means imagining alternate scenarios and what-if propositions. It means not trusting anyone and knowing when to observe in silence, no matter how hard it is to refrain from comment. It means having a sense of fairness, an urgency for changing and bettering the world, and possessing a strong moral compass. It means being a loner, even feeling alone in a crowd of people. It means being ready to live a life where doing something is secondary to writing about it, where thinking is valued higher than committing to an action.
I guess impersonating a writer or a cop fits into a confusing world.
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