"There's no point in spending your life in the pursuit of something that's easy." - Alice Kuipers

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Top Ten Things You Should Not Say to a Writer

I don't know if any of you have been following the hashtag #ThingsNotToSayToAWriter on twitter, but I have, and it's hilarious. I wrote a few of my own as well, but I thought you might get a kick out of some of my favourites. Here are my top ten picks of Things You Should Not Say to a Writer. I've included the twitter handles of the authors, so feel free to check them out. Enjoy!

1. "You should read that Twilight or 50 Shades of Grey, that's good writing." @SteveHuff

2. "You know that box you had under the bed, with all those random papers in it? I threw it out." @ShenizJ

3. "So, uh, would I have heard of you?" @AliceKuipers

4. "Of course you can come. You're just writing. You can finish that later." @jenniferbrozek

5. "I'm sorry, but there's no way to recover your files from this hard drive." @EvanJGregory

6. "That's cool, but what do you really do?" @SteveHuff

7. "It's nice to have something to keep you busy while the kids are in school." @natashasinel

8. "I'd kill for a job as easy as yours." @vpeanuts

9. "I read your book... (silence)" @leahcstewart

10. "I could write a novel if only I had the time." @susanhillwriter


  1. I haven't been following these, but boy do those statements ring true!

  2. Haven't followed this hashtag before, but these are great!

  3. SO FUNNY!!! My personal favorite is the first one! I threw up a little in my mouth there....