17 Incredible Possibilities if Writers Ran The World

17 Incredible Possibilities if Writers Ran The World

We writers are often dreamers.

So, today, I dream: of a splendid, magical world just for writers.

What does that world look like?

Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and imagine the possibilities…

1. Ideas captured instantly

No more relying on those spare notebooks scattered around your office, car, purse and bedside table.

We’re going beyond voice notes. Way more advanced than speech to text.

Introducing brain to text!

Your best ideas are automatically transferred from your mind to your laptop, smoothly and seamlessly.

2. Café au lait, oh yay!

Writers run on caffeine.

Free espresso, coffee and tea for  is the law of the land.

Not to mention the red-carpeted priority seating sections in all coffee shops designated solely for writers.

3. Your wish is my command

Every writer is paired with an experienced fairy godmother to help with pesky tasks like editing.

Not too shabby.

4. Just hit ‘send’

Mundane or tedious emails now write themselves, so writers can focus on their craft.

5. Relief for tired muscles

No more pinched nerves or aching back.

Simply text or call the mobile masseuse squad to work out those knots while you continue to write that masterpiece.

Plus, carpal tunnel syndrome no longer exists.

6. Wi-Fi wherever you roam

Free and reliable Wi-Fi follows you to every corner of the globe, so you can always meet your deadlines.

7. Phone a famous author

Have you seen the show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”?

Remember how you can phone a friend for help with a challenging question?

Well, phone a famous author is now available to help you with the perfect word choice or story structure.

J.K. Rowling on speed dial? Sign me up!

8. Goodbye Stalin, hello Sylvia Plath

Any statues of dictators out there have been replaced by the likenesses of great writers, from Dickens to Dostoyevsky.

9. Stay in the flow

When you’re writing and in ‘the zone’ you can’t be bothered by trifles such as food and drink.

Enter a team of friendly robots to serve your favorite snacks and goodies.

while your new robot bestie stuffs your face.

writing world

10. Grammar girls and boys

Teachers find an engaging and memorable way to impart their knowledge of spelling, grammar and usage to children everywhere.

The masses finally understand the difference between your and you’re; and they’re, their, and there.

[The crowd goes wild!]

11. Keep trim while typing

Presenting the incredible, the one-and-only calorie burning keyboard!

Each word you type corresponds to the number of calories you burn.

You can go ahead and cancel that pricey gym membership, folks.

12. Books aplenty

Indulge your insatiable literary appetite with a lifetime supply of free books in every format and genre, in addition to no-wait library books, videos and audiobooks.

Pair it with ever-expanding bookshelf space, so you never run out of room for your collection.

13. Education for all

All people, regardless of gender or socioeconomic status, are given the opportunity to learn to read and write.

Bonus: those who wish to pursue a writing career attend college, all-expenses paid.

14. Recharge and rejuvenate in style

Need to take a few moments away from that manuscript or blog?

Jump on your neighborhood party bus, exclusively for writers.

Door-to-door service and a thumping dance party all in one.

15. No more boring speeches

Since writers run the world, only the most engaging and touching of speeches will be given.

Abraham Lincoln would be proud.

16. Love your laptop

Tired of searching in vain for a place to plug in your laptop while out and about?

Cheer up.

The new Writer 2.0 laptops use the energy of your writing to charge themselves.

17. Curated cozy corners

Every major city houses numerous nooks for writing or reading — decked out with h chairs, self-refilling coffee mugs, and a live string quartet (for ambiance).

Ahhh…this is the life. Doesn’t this writer’s utopia sound utterly fabulous?

Well, it’s not going to build itself, people!

Let’s get to work.

What would you add to this writer’s paradise?  

Share your ideas in the comments!

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60 comments

  • Ginny Swart says:

    I love the one about ideas going from your brain direct to keyboard – cant tell you the number of times Ive have a bright idea and forgotten it by the time I get home!

  • Felix Abur says:

    I can’t decide which one I love most. Maybe #16. #11 rocks! For #6, I could donate a liver to that cause. #9, BLISS!!!

  • Wing Dunham says:

    In addition to a spell check that can read your mind, we’ll also have a Concept Check that will save you wasting time on that dumb idea that will never come to fruition.

  • Karimi Njoka says:

    21. Editors pitching instead; then writers picking the most interesting and high paying gigs. Someone (I mean Robot) bring my espresso!

    22. All writers get teleported to a quiet, white sand beach every Wednesday afternoon *when everyone else is at work because we’re mostly introverted anyway*. And of course, “free and reliable Wi-Fi follows you to every corner of the globe, so you still meet your deadlines.”

  • Megan Sharma says:

    Good one, Ken! Writing fiction deserves respect!

  • Ranee Tomlin says:

    Another great piece, Megan—and so much fun. Like others, I can’t choose my favorite. I want them all! When do we get to vote you in as Supreme World Ruler?

    • Megan Sharma says:

      Thank you, Ranee! I am just as selfish as you–I also want them all! I’d vote for anyone who could make this blog a reality. 😉

      • Ranee Tomlin says:

        I’m glad we found common ground that far surpasses politics, Megan! Your blog was so perfect that I didn’t want to add anything; but now, having given it more thought, I would add a bottomless, no-strings-attached fund for all writers to pay for quality copyediting without any money having to come out of their pockets!

  • S D McDaniel says:

    Okay, so when can I move here?!?

    How about a Publishing Tree? Publishers compete to publish our masterpieces, instead of us beating ourselves up to find a publisher that understands our genius? Oh, and the best marketing strategies are always included!

    A Writers weekly aknowldgement award so that writers will be acknowledged for our accomplisents? After all what good is it to publish, if no one knows you or how to find your work?

    And last but not least… Writers dream house realty, with trained archetects standing by to build the writer’s perfect dream house that will pamper and inspire the writer to new and greater masterpieces!

  • I need #6 please, ha.

    • Megan Sharma says:

      I agree, Holly! At least some of the world’s major cities are on the way to making this a reality: i.e. Taipei, Florence, Tel Aviv, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Macau, Paris, New York, and Perth 🙂

  • Teagan Berry says:

    Do I ever wish this was true! Great article! Fun read!

  • Brilliant. I want to go there.

    How about ‘All people who discourage writers have to do community service, helping a writer, or, write a book themselves so they see it’s not as easy as they think.’

  • Ann Feinstein says:

    I’d have to say number 7 is my favorite. I know exactly what three authors I’d love to have on speed dial.

  • Karen Ingle says:

    Loved your ideas, Megan! (AND that you’re another midwestern writer.) Being a sci fi fan, I think we should add a Time Warper to the list. When you’re on a roll and the words are flowing, a mere flip of a switch would put you in a zone where the hours wouldn’t pass until you were done. No sleep deprivation, no having to interrupt your flow to feed the family… Perfection.

  • Oh, what a wonderful world! I love most of your suggestions the additions in the comments. I just have one requested change for myself, instead of a party bus, I would love a beach or a pool. Since we’re burning calories while typing, we don’t need to feel conscious about our weight! And of course, im assuming any good party will have delicious food and drinks.

  • Leah says:

    1, 6, 12, and 16 please now. 🙂

  • Wendy says:

    Ehh, so-so. For one, I’m in the process of reading a book (Steal Like an Artists) that suggests segregating “analog” and “digital” tools (preferably on separate desks) because “analog” (I hate it when people use the word to mean “non-digital”) is inherently more creative than digital. So”brain to laptop”–uh, no, not really.

    And a weird thing I’ve noticed–just recently (i.e. last night) is that drinking caffeinated soda can get me through a sleepy spot, but “hot beverages of strength” (as the Mormons say) doesn’t seem to perk me up any. Go figure.

    “Wi-Fi around the world”? When some people need internet lock-out programs to stop themselves from watching cat videos when they need to get work done? (Not to mention it’s starting to look like Wi-Fi frequencies may be just as bad as cell phones–we’ve already learned that wi-fi damages trees.) Again, no.

    What we COULD use, and what is entirely within modern resources, is a decent rating system for keyboards. I am so sick of my keyboards “not hearing” keystrokes, but when I look for “reviews keyboard accuracy” all I get is a bunch of “improve your typing speed” websites!

    • Megan Sharma says:

      Thanks for reading, Wendy. Interesting idea to separate digital and analog tools. I agree that my creativity often soars when I simply put pen to paper.

      We do live in a digital world, whether we like it or not! Everyone has their own strategies for getting work done.

      Happy writing!

  • Emmanuel says:

    Awesome! How about finally having laptops that can copy all a writer intends to write from the writer’s mind on autopilot every time we decide to write. It’s a writer’s world after all.

  • Marni says:

    Haha I LOVE the calorie-burning keyboard! That would be amazing!

  • Nephtalie says:

    Extremely funny! And AWESOME!

  • Brittaina says:

    English teachers have to accept anything a student writes, as long as it’s well-written and creative. No more useless essays!

  • Joann says:

    All high school graduates would know how to read and enjoy doing it.

  • Andrew says:

    Awesome list Megan 🙂
    Perhaps all writers get free housing with all bills paid.
    This would give more time to write.

  • Franceska says:

    I love the idea of laptops running on word energy! 🙂 However, the instant utopia from mind to word, books or finished texts takes the charm of selection and process of procrastination as well as hard driven effort! Just visualize cities and centers for inspiration and brainstorming activities- and free coffee and tea, always. Great idea though… 🙂

  • If writers could change the world . . . how would the approach to such be initiated . . . given that the changes would require that all “think” of our present circumstances, including the strong probability that the expected gargantuan release this Fall of now frozen Arctic basin hydrates may well lead to a lifeless Planet within 3 to 4 years?

  • Add to number 10 the apostrophe. I never can understand what’s difficult about it.
    Perhaps it was all those exercises we did in school that drummed it into us, along with the other things. I don’t think they do it like that anymore, hence the ignorance of the common person.
    But I love all your ideas. Bring it on.

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