Excellent post on what not to say to a writer!
The hashtag, #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter trended on Twitter. I suspect that most of my non-writer friends missed the vent-fess, therefore missing out on some valuable tips as to what not to say when someone introduces themselves as a writer.
To summarize the majority of them fell into one of five categories:
What’s your real job?
Your book sounds just like X I just read.
Are you (or someone else we know) the main character?
When will it be published?
I would write a book if I only had that kind of time.
I am guilty of saying most of these at least once, as they all seem like the subject of innocent small talk until you actually try to write and publish a book. I have a full-time day job as well as well as two boys, one of whom is still being potty trained. When I tell people I’ve written two…
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