As you may know, I sort of have a crush on John Green. He's an amazing writer, funny, fast paced, and every character feels SO real. The thing about John is, he's smart. Like super smart. Every time I watch one of his videos I learn something.
I'm reading his newest book, where he's telling the same jokes I tell in my WIP but much funnier.
Whenever I read interviews with authors, I'm never left with the feeling of, "well, that person clearly can't tie his shoes."
I'm not the smartest human being in the world... I could fill up blogs of all the dumb things I do in a week--- maybe that will be my next project... instead of Project Nice, it will be Project Erinn's an Idiot.
But I feel like I've got a functional brain, so why am I not "John Green Smart"?
Do I need to be John Green Smart in order to write a good book?
What's the IQ level of the average pro writer?
I"m smart enough to know, there's SO much out there I don't know about. How much the stuff that's out there will I need to know about to be a good writer.
Does anyone know?