Here is another great top 10 list from John Howell. This one is the top ten things not to say to a writer. I was checking them off the list as I read them. I’ve been asked quite a few.
This list was inspired by going out into public over the weekend. I am always amazed at some of the things people say once they find out you write full-time.
10 If you meet a writer, do not tell them you have a book you have meant to write. If you do, at best they will walk away. At worst, they will ask how come you haven’t written it yet? (That is a pretty uncomfortable silence isn’t it, Bunky?)
9 If you meet a writer, do not ask about their royalties. If you do, at best they will offer to buy you a drink. At worst, they will ask you to pick up the bar tab. (That was the saddest poor-mouth story you ever heard, huh Ralph?)
8 If you meet a writer, do not ask about a movie deal. If you do, at best you’ll have to listen to…
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