This hashtag is HILARIOUS. It's trending on the Tailored Trends thingy. So if you are on twitter, or even if you aren't go over here (not sure if that link works. If not, just google #thingsnottosaytoawriter) and check it out. It is hilarious.
FILLED with things that only writers will laugh at, and outsiders won't understand.
I did a few of them (@SC_Author). Here are my better ones :)
""Oh, I am too! I just finished my book yesterday; want to critique it?""
""Oh, so you're a writer? When's your book going to be published?""
""Make sure it's a long book. People love long books." If I heard this, I would go crazy. Absolutely crazy."
Here are a few gems:
"So, when are you going to get a REAL job?" @Krysten_Hill
"I could write a novel if only I had the time." @susanhillwriter
"Aren't you finished yet??" @JLeaLopez
""They published you because you're a woman and they have quotas for that." (Yes: actually had this said to me.)" @TriskerSlake
"It's not that hard." @KelaMcClelland
I love that last one, and I love this hashtag! Just send in a tweet and you'll know how it feels :)
Why? Because it vents all of the frustrations to a community that understands us. Everyone laughs and groans. Our non-writing best friends probably wouldn't understand. A good laugh is what SO MANY of us need while writing, because it can get just way too hard.
What are your favorite tweets on #thingsnottosaytoawriter? Which one of the above made you laugh? PLEASE share! I am in desperate need for a pick-me-up. Any ones you found funny? Do you have any you'd like to share?
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