Changing the world's opinion… as soon as we finish this math homework
In the spirit of… something… I’ve decided to compile a list of ten things you should never, ever say to a writer. I’m sure all of us can relate, largely because they’ve probably happened to most of us in real life, but also because there is a level of insanity that comes with being a writer that non-writers just don’t “get.” They don’t get the characters in your head. The constant need to write. The 2 a.m. mornings spent typing away at your computer. And they most certainly don’t get how to talk to a writer about his or her writing, which is where this list comes in.
WARNING: excessive GIF use.
1. “Anyone can write a book.”
2. “You said you want to write for a living? No, really, what do you want to do when you grow up?”
3. “Since you like writing so much, will you write this essay for me?”
4. “You must have a lot of free time to write all those books.”
This one gets to me every time, hence. Yeah, of course I do my writing from midnight to 2 a.m. every night (morning?) because I just have buckets of free time.
5. “Will you write me into your book?”
6. “Have you ever considered publishing your book?”
What a brilliant idea! That never crossed my mind until now.
7. “I hate reading.”
8. “So are you, like, a psycho soon-to-be serial killer to spend all that time at your computer?”
9. “Are there vampires in your book?”
And the kicker:
10. “Aww you’re writing a book? That’s cute.”