Why are so many author introverts?

Introvert week is March 20-26.

Here are two authors who share their thoughts.

Stephen King: Quiet people have the loud minds.

John Green: Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.

The second one makes me smile. We create worlds and stories in our minds. That can take quite a while and it goes better if no one interrupts the flow. It’s true that I get to know my characters and sometimes wish one of them lived next door to me.

But not every author is quiet. Some are having success with TikTok and have YouTube channels. Just the idea of doing a video makes my heart hammer.

I did some research and found this information at

If introverts commonly experience a “word problem,” it might seem strange, then, that they’re also known as talented writers. In fact, plenty of prolific authors are self-professed introverts, from John Green to J.K. Rowling. Even if you’re an introvert who doesn’t write for a living, you may prefer texting and emailing over in-person meetings or talking on the phone.

How can this be? Again, according to the site, writing and speaking use different pathways in the brain. These writing pathways simply seem to flow more fluently and easily for introverts.

So I am wired to write books!