10 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Writer

All I can say to this is “yes and amen!” So much truth. Great post from my friend Tina today! 🙂

Tina Bausinger

It's always safe to say, "Would you like some coffee?" That's a good one. It’s always safe to say, “Would you like some coffee?” That’s a good one.

When I posted this question on my Facebook, I was blown away by the number of responses. I didn’t even know that many people read my Facebook posts! Anyway, writers are passionate about this topic, as I received over 40 replies. Here are the top ten pet peeves writers noted.
10. “Are you still writing romance?” Here, the implication is clearly that writing romance is clearly seen as a way to break into the publishing world, with the understanding that you need to be willing to REALLY write something worthwhile now. Come on.
9. “Where do you get your ideas” or the equally compelling “What is there left to write about?” It’s unintentionally (or perhaps intentionally) condescending.
8. “I didn’t finish reading it.” When referring to your personal work, it’s just awkward when somebody…

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2 thoughts on “10 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Writer

  1. Tina Bausinger says:

    Thanks for the reblog, friend!

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