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Writer's Envy - I Wish I Had Written That

Updated on September 23, 2013

I've been hit with a bug that I never expected to catch here on Hubpages. It is a bug called "Writer's Envy" and it will turn you LED green with envy while the neutrons in your brain attempt to beat themselves to death. Have you had the experience?

It happened today when I read a new hub written by a new Hubpages friend. Now, you have to understand that I love humor but I rarely laugh out loud. Don't ask why because I really can't explain it. I'll chuckle a little bit or suppress a giggle so that it's not much more than a whisper, but to laugh out loud, from my gut, well, it rarely happens.

As I was saying, I was reading the hub today and each paragraph got better and better and I realized I was sitting here alone, laughing OUT LOUD. I mean really OUT LOUD. It didn't occur to me right away because those little things in my brain were screaming... "brilliant"..."damn right"..."why didn't I think of that?"...."you're a genius"....and then..."I WISH I HAD WRITTEN THIS".

It's just one of those pieces of writing that puts a real spin on reality. It could actually scare the crap out of you but the concept behind it is so brilliant that you forget to be scared. Oh damn I wish I had written it. But then, I couldn't have. It wasn't mine to write because I don't have such a quick wit as my friend. I wish I did.

Have I told you today how much I love Hubpages? The writers here are just incredible whether they are creative writers, political writers, poets, chefs or comedians. Some are all of these in one fine package. They really are the best of the best.

Well, since I couldn't write it, I at least want to share it with you. Please click here to read this brilliant piece of work by my friend billybuc. You're just gonna love it.

© 2012 Linda Crist, All rights reserved.

Update December 2012

Since I wrote this hub, my friend Bill has written some other incredible pieces. His most recent, about a White Christmas is amazingly beautiful. Bill also wrote a piece on Native American sovereignty that has generated a valuable discussion here on Hubpages and I hope that one goes viral. It is a discussion that needs to be held in a larger arena.

Another amazing writer that has warmed my heart is my new friend Amy Becherer. Amy is a poet extraordinaire. I am not a poet but Amy puts words together and paints the most beautiful picture. The first poem I read of Amy's was titled Complexity on Canvas. If you have an affinity for poetry, you must visit Amy here on Hubpages and read her craft.

Finally, if you enjoy limericks, then I'd like to introduce you to Martin (Mhatter99) who is the guru of the limerick. This guy can write a limerick about anything, anytime, at the drop of a dime. For a simple of Martin's limericks, read about the lucky rabbit's foot.

There are hundreds of great writers on Hubpages that I could easily promote. I'll save some for next time but if I could write like any of these I've mentioned, I would be on the headlines in some newspaper. I know you'll enjoy them as I do.


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    Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

    fpherl48 - Thanks for visiting. That hub of Bill's was brilliant. I'm still jealous.

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    OMG...Linda... I don't know who to blame for my fit of hysterical laughing until I was sore all over......You......or bil!!! Billy OUTDID himself with that one. I was crying.

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    Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

    livingsta - Thank you!

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    livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

    It happens sometimes! And thank you for sharing what you read.

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    Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

    Hi leni sands. I am happy that you visited today and shared a link to your hub pal with me. I will visit both of your pages. What a community this is. Like you, I am often awed by the skill and heart of the writers here.

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    Leni Sands 4 years ago from UK

    I also get moments like that - reading someone elses hub and wishing I could do something like that. I wish I had the bravery of my hubpages pal Tara whose writing is so deeply intense and interesting - I wish I was brave enough to share the kind of information she shares. and.... Billybuc is epic and I love reading his hubs.

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    Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

    Hi midget38! Thanks so much for the visit. I am always in awe of the writers and writing here and think this community is one of the best anywhere.

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    Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

    Yes, HP is full of awesome writers! Thanks for sharing, IRC!! I share too.

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    Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

    Hello TattooKitty!!!! Thanks so much for the visit. I so agree with you. HP is the epitome of awesomeness. I'm so glad you stopped by.

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    TattooKitty 4 years ago from Hawaii


    I must say...I do suffer from writer's envy quite often on here. Oh well, just goes to show how jam-packed with awesomeness Hubpages is...LOL!

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    Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

    Me too MizB!

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    MizBejabbers 5 years ago

    I love Billybuc's stuff. Thanks for pointing this one out.

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    Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

    I agree completely bravewarrior.

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    Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

    Billybuc's the best, isn't he? Not only is he funny but he's compassionate, passionate, intelligent, supportive and one of the best friends you'll ever find!

    Nice hub, Irc!

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    Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

    Hi Nell, Mhatter99, and Kellyteam!!! You just have to love billybuc. How could you not. He's like the goodwill ambassador of hubpages and definitely a hard act to follow but I really do have so much fun on here with all you guys!

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    Willette 5 years ago from Michigan

    Thanks for sharing. I read Billybuc's hub. I see what you mean. Definitely funny! Good job.

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    Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

    Billy is a hard act to follow. but so are you. Most, honest,writers, I'm sure, would at times agree with you. I do. Thank you

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    Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

    Hi lrc, yes I totally agree with you, billy makes me laugh so hard I nearly fall of my chair! lol! I bet that was funny when you started laughing, you get used to it on here, some of the guys are so funny! go over to terryetoombs, hilarious too!

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    Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

    Hi Georgie! Don't you just love it when it happens? And you are absolutely on the mark about billybuc. Hey, thanks for reading my plug for him.

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    Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

    Bill, like all your fans, I say it over and over again ... you are amazing. Look what you pulled out of me today and we live on opposite coasts. Yes...friends indeed. Thanks hubpages!

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I just wish I had been there to see you laughing out loud! Thank you for the plug....I really do appreciate it and it was very kind of you. I love HubPages too, for all the reasons you mentioned. Imagine...I have friends all around the world...isn't that incredible?

    Thank you my friend; I'm so glad I could be the one to make you laugh out loud. :)

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    Georgianna Lowery 5 years ago from Lubbock, TX

    I had one of those "I wish I'd written that" moments a couple of days ago when I read a Hub by molometer about flatulence. Seriously funny stuff! I'm jealous of everything that billybuc writes. That dude is seriously awesome!