A Quirky Writer

Someone I really respect said this of me, causing me to troll the net for every possible meaning. A quirky act in itself.

Turns out it’s a pretty huge compliment I should have known since, David, who said it, is such a great pal.

A person considered quirky is unconventional, unusual in an attractive, interesting way.

Weird, but appealing, having a strange mix of traits that end up being charming and entertaining.

They often have a way with words, spending much time articulating with a sense of silliness to their odd sense of humor.

Offbeat, far-out and kooky.

And my personal favorite…a bit of a screwball.

The opposite of quirky is average, commonplace, mundane and run-of-the-mill.

A garden variety without any surprises (OOH, how sad).

I realized, all of my favorite writers are quirky: David Sedaris, Anne Lamott, Patti Smith, Paul Rudnik, Sarah Vowell, and the Big Daddy of quirk…Mr. John Waters.

I at once began to bask in my quirkiness, happy to be in such esteemed, off-the-wall, zany, what you’d never expect company…

so thanks David…:)

A Screwball we all know, and hopefully…love.     

About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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22 Responses to A Quirky Writer

  1. Rubenstein, Hal says:

    So true, quirky fits u to a tee! Sexiest lampshade I’ve ever seen !


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  2. I loved all those adjectives. Apply them to yourself and run with them. You are all those good things, which makes life much more interesting for the rest of us.

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  3. A little squirkiness is good!


  4. Eilene Lyon says:

    Glad you’ve got your quirk on!

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  5. I don’t even know what to say seeing my name in line with the Kings & Queens of quirk, but it makes me very happy. Sometimes we need others to point out the fact that being vanilla is ok, but it’s so much better with rainbow sprinkles.

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  6. skinnyuz2b says:

    Everyone always loves the girl in the screwball comedies of old. And unpredictable? We never know what persona you’ll don in your blogs; human observer, animal champion, history illuminator, reading advisor, or donut protector. Three cheers for quirkiness!


  7. Patricia says:

    Quirky is good…even splendid. Celebrate!

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  8. Hi, Susannah, This is Paul Willistein. I have been at Lehigh Valley Press, where I edit the Focus features section. I just “discovered” your blog posts and will read them. You had done a standup years ago in Bethlehem, and we met and then talked after that. Here’s the link to the LV Press Focus facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Lehigh-Valley-Press-Focus-622743917835107/ and the web page for the Focus section, which is in the eight Press print editions and web sites, in this case, the Bethlehem Press: http://bethlehem.thelehighvalleypress.com/ My email is: pwillistein@tnonline.com Also, a friend of mine has a publishing company and is always looking for authors’ works.


  9. Quirky is definitely a compliment. Being of that persuasion myself, it’s something I value in my reading. The ones you listed are good examples. Terry Pratchett is another one, plus Neil Gaiman to a certain degree. Stay quirky. 🙂

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