21 Jan

We’re talking about a long twitter hashtag today.

Another one of my favorite hashtags on twitter is #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter, basically created out of the frustrating things that writers hear all the time about their preferred career/hobby. Some of the ones that I found myself nodding along with were:

  • “But what do you do for money?”
  • “We can publish you for publicity rather than money.”
  • “Can I get a free book?”
  • “Hey, you should put me in your novel!”
  • “Your book’s not going to require me to think, is it? I just read for fun.”
  • “Hey that sounds fun! I’m thinking of writing a book too!”
  • “I wish I had the time to write a book.”
  • “So, are you published yet?”
  • “Is your book any good?”

What are some of the most annoying things ever said to you regarding your writing?


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9 responses to “#TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter

  1. Carol J Forrester

    January 21, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    ‘But your writing fantasy! It should have unicorns!’

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  2. bino32

    January 21, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    “I like your text but could you translate it for me?” I really like this one because whoever says that is probably just being nice instead of being honest.

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  3. aspiringwriter22

    January 21, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    They all annoy me!

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  4. zzzhe

    January 22, 2016 at 6:46 am

    so similar with illustrators)
    “Draw me something!”
    “Draw me something for free!”
    “Draw me something for free – right now!” 😛

    The most annoying request for me starts usually with something like: “It’s very simple, you won’t spend much time…” x_X

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  5. Rachel

    January 22, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Him: “Have you finished a book yet?”
    Me: “Yes, I have a few novels written.”
    Him: “Have you edited any of them yet?”
    Me: “I just finished the first draft of one.”
    Him: “So are you going to send it out?”
    Me: “It’s only the first draft. I still have work to do for it.”
    Him: “So… You still haven’t actually finished a book.”

    This conversation happened just two days ago. If it wasn’t through text, I would have slapped him in the face. Kris, I’m sure you can guess who the “him” is.

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  6. tahenryauthoress

    January 22, 2016 at 9:20 am

    “You must be so proud.” Um, actually no. I’ve published a book that has gone completely unnoticed by the world at large. I have sold 10% of average. I am 10% of average. Not proud, but thanks.

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