I’m not unemployed I’m a writer. It’s a wonderful thing to say, and although true, the two statements are not mutually exclusive. I am unemployed and I am also a writer.
The short answer is effort.
“I don’t have a reservation but I’d like to know if there is a room available for tonight.”
Is it possible to have a favourite nightmare?
It’s funny how one simple line of dialogue can, for me anyway, completely change the nature of a character.