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25 May 2008 @ 19:24
 
New writing link, featuring interviews with first time authors: The First Book

One thing, however, gave me pause. One of the questions is about cats. Writers are assumed to have cats.

Well, yes... but... if so, what a curious trend!

Poll #1193491 Writing and cats.

Writing and cats?

I'm a writer and (past or present) cat owner.
19(34.5%)
I'm an artist and (past or present) cat owner.
7(12.7%)
I'm a writer/artist/creative type and (past or present) cat owner.
14(25.5%)
I'm neither a writer nor artist, but I AM a (past or present) cat owner.
3(5.5%)
I'm a writer and would love a cat one day.
1(1.8%)
I'm an artist and would love a cat one day.
0(0.0%)
I'm a writer/artist/creative type and would love a cat one day
3(5.5%)
I'm neither a writer nor artist and I would love a cat one day.
1(1.8%)
I'm a writer and have no cat-related plans for the future.
3(5.5%)
I'm an artist and have no cat-related plans for the future.
0(0.0%)
I'm a writer/artist/creative type and have no cat-related plans for the future.
3(5.5%)
I'm neither a writer nor artist and have no cat-related plans for the future.
1(1.8%)

This fandom has many cats?

More fandom friends than non-fandom friends have cats.
24(53.3%)
More non-fandom friends than fandom friends have cats.
2(4.4%)
Cat ownership is pretty much equal.
19(42.2%)
 
 
 
h_w: smoochhungry_worm on 25th May 2008 07:25 (UTC)
I'm a (currently rather inactive) artist/creative type and had a dog, but my brother had a cat and we all lived together, so it kind of felt like our cat. ;) I would, however, probably choose a dog again, since I find cats too independent (although well, having both cat&dog I wouldn't mind).

I've been amazed how many writers have cats. Maybe it's something about their special, confident presence, often unobtrusive but demanding when they need and want to be, or maybe it's just that a warm lapful of (optionally purring or sleeping) cat is the perfect thing to have when you're sitting on the computer for hours.
Williamgenkischuldich on 25th May 2008 07:47 (UTC)
I wonder if it's fandom thing... somehow? Fandom likes cats, fandom leads you down the dark path to being a writer or artist.

There seems to be some kind of connection, anyway...