Life & Stuff, Writing Tips

Things Writers Are Tired of Hearing

  • It’s not gonna make you any money
  • It’s not like a real job
  • I don’t really read, sorry.
  • What do you write? Is it like Fifty Shades of Grey?
  • Sorry to disturb you.
  • Not busy, are you?
  • You’re always on your phone or laptop or writing something down.
  • How many books have you written? (And whatever your answer is will always be disappointing).
  • Is it like — or like —
  • I’ve always wanted to write a book.
  • You must be so smart.
  • I think I’m gonna write a book.
  • What does this word mean?
  • Why don’t you go outside, get some fresh air?
  • What have you done today? (And writing is a not a good enough answer).
  • I really liked your book/post (but they didn’t really know anything about it).
  • I’ll buy your books (and they just don’t, they never do).
  • The unenthusiastic “oh” when you say you’re a writer.
  • Why won’t you come out with us?
  • I know a great story you can write!
  • Why don’t you do this? Why don’t you do that?
  • It’s a bit long…
  • I don’t get it…
  • You should really get out more.
  • It’s not a realistic dream.

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