I invited around 70 writers/bloggers to write a piece about whether or not they're typical of their sign, and how its traits affect their writing life ~ if at all...
Has your favourite writer been featured yet? Links to all previous posts at the end of this one :)
Tell us about yourself, Steffany :)
"So I’m a Capricorn. Which means I’m meant to be a sturdy, reliable (even miserly, vain and pessimistic according to the word clouds, ouch! ;-)) type of person. When you hear that someone is a Capricorn I don’t think you naturally associate creativity with the sign. Which is odd, because there are an awful lot of Capricorn actors and musicians, and yes, writers! I was impressed to learn that some of my favourite authors are fellow goats: from David Sedaris to J.D. Salinger, and perhaps less surprisingly, Edgar Allan Poe. I think this gloomy, macabre yet also funny, author probably fits the Capricorn stereotype better than most!
"As for me, I do identify with many of the traits associated with my sign; I am quite bookish and have always enjoyed writing. I think I express myself better on the page than in spoken word. Capricorns are often good listeners. We will sit quietly in the corner of a large group and occasionally come out with a good one liner to remind everyone we are there! I think this quality has helped my writing; I often seem to remember things that most people don’t.
“The things that make me different are the things that make me” -A.A. Milne."
Now, some famous scribbling goats... Steffany's already mentioned some, but here are a couple of others, chosen to show that being a Capricorn is not all doom and gloom!
Who's next? Taurus makes its second appearance :)
Leo and Aries: Terry Tyler and Julia Proofreader
Leo: Anne Goodwin, Alex Johnson
Aries: Cynthia Harrison
Gemini: John Privilege, Shelley Wilson
Aquarius and Capricorn: Nicky Black
Aquarius: Cathy Ryan, Lynda Renham
Sagittarius: Rachel Amphlett, Wendy J Lennox, Katrina Mountfort
Virgo: Louise Marley, Elizabeth Ducie, Barb Taub
Pisces: Maria Savva, Sacha Black
Scorpio: Robert Leigh, Catherine Hokin, Jenny Twist
Taurus: Valerie Poore
Cancer: Katie Oliver, Mark Barry
Libra: Joanne B