If Riley Poole Were a Writer

In National Treasure Riley Poole, the ultimate awkward sidekick, once said: “We pretty much make our living on crazy”. This perfectly describes a writer’s life!! Let’s see what other things Riley says about the writing process…


when you open a blank document to start a new story >>

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when you like where your story is going >>

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when you come up with a brilliant backstory but your character doesn’t know it yet >>

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when writing is actually going well >>

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when writer’s block happens, early on >>

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when writer’s block happens, later >>

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when writer’s block happens, and someone asks how your story is going >>

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when you write a cute happily-ever-after and remember it’s just fictional >>

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when a plot twist decides to happen >>

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when you’re mad at your characters >>

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when you have a brilliant idea >>

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when your climax is getting a little crazy >>

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when you’re wondering what’s supposed to happen next >>

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when you’re trying to write something epic and it’s more like this >>

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when you’re explaining your story to friends >>

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when you’re getting close to the end of your draft >>

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when trying to write a romantic scene and you don’t have any experience >>

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when you’re trying to fix plot holes >>

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when you’re a little too excited about your own story idea>>

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when you’re reading something you wrote too late at night >>

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when you hang out with real authors >>

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when they ask if you’re writing and you’re actually just snacking >>

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when another writer asks you for advice >>

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when someone says they like your first draft >>

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when you suddenly remember you should be writing >>

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when you’re trying to choreograph a fight scene >>

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when a conversation accidentally ties in with your current WIP >>

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when you’re brainstorming with a friend >>

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when the brainstorming goes really well >>

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when everyone wants to read your book but you’re still writing it>>

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Oops, that last one is so me. Bye guys. XD

If Riley Poole were a writer we’d be twins. Which one do you relate to the most?

See y’all in the comments, Anna πŸ™‚

58 thoughts on “If Riley Poole Were a Writer

  1. Haha this post was just about perfect πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Riley is pretty much the best sidekick in any movie or book, because he doesn’t even feel like a sidekick.

    Also, that was too hilarious all the writing references my goodness.

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    1. heehee So happy this made you laugh, Angie! πŸ˜€
      lol Yeah he’s like “I’m hungry”… isn’t that how all writer’s block starts out? jk πŸ˜›

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    1. Thanks, Jac, and *gulp* yess to the last one. πŸ˜‚ I found a bunch of shots from the movies and then guessed what would be happening in them if he were a writer, and asked my siblings what they thought on a few of them. XD

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  2. This was SO perfect, Anna!!! I was laughing the entire time!!! Oh ma WORD πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Riley and this post are both national treasures.
    Miss you, girl! ❀

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  3. Ohhhh, this was one of your best posts I think Anna!!! I loved it! xD πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰ Um, I can relate to like 99.9% of these so it’d be pretty hard to pinpoint one I relate to the MOST, lol. xD
    Also, is it weird that I have no clue whatsoever who Riley Poole is??? πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ€¨πŸ€” πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰ (Everbody seems to love him, lol.)
    Love and miss you girl! ❀ πŸ˜€ ❀

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    1. haha It was SUPER fun to put together, and yay glad you can relate!!
      Naw, he’s just a funny character from a movie that you haven’t seen. πŸ˜‰ πŸ‘
      You too, Rosy!! ❀

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    1. Ya, “who wants to go down the creepy tunnel inside the tomb first” is SO writing a new draft!!! lol

      Happiness. ❀
      Thank you for commenting and fist bump for National Treasure, Hannah!

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  4. HAHA! I have no idea who this person is, or where he’s from, but I love him.
    The one about trying to write something epic and it’s just….”Water” That one got me pretty good. πŸ˜‚

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    1. lol Super cool! πŸ˜‰ He’s a very relatable hilarious movie character. πŸ˜€
      Oooooh yes, that one is SO me right now!! *gags at my own story*
      Glad you enjoyed this, Hero! πŸ™‚

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  5. When you read something that you wrote way too late at night! XD that us so me. Also, “Look. . . stairs.” I’m pretty sure Riley Poole is all of us. Thanks for following my blog btw! Do you mind telling me how you found it?

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    1. Oh my, yes me too!! “I’m guessing that’s significant” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      Sure thing! I’m looking forward to seeing more of what you write. πŸ™‚ And thanks for checking out my lil blog!
      Uuhh I honestly have no remembrance of how I found your blog… probably through a tag on someone else’s blog? Maybe Anika’s?

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    1. lol Glad to make you and your mom laugh, Kyra! πŸ˜€ I definitely laughed a lot putting this together. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›
      And hey! Welcome to my lil blog, girl!!πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

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