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10 More Incorrect Assumptions About Writers


The first 10 Incorrect Assumptions are just below this re-blog :-)

You Write Fiction

This post is a somewhat snarky continuation of last month’s 10 Incorrect Assumptions About Writers article.

#11 Writers don’t actually work that much

Grab a notebook and a pencil and people admire your dedication. Crack open a laptop and everyone assumes you’re playing games. Granted, all the Netflix jokes we make don’t help our case, but still. We writers take our work pretty seriously.

I’ve had people watch me type away for a bit and then say something like, “So…is that work stuff, or are you just goofing off?” I know they’re probably joking, but how would it look if I walked up to a busy firefighter and said, “So…are you putting that out, or just toasting marshmallows?”

#12 Writers are always available for language-related favors

I think every writer in existence has experienced this at least once. Your classmates need a paper proofread, and it’s due in an hour, and you’re not…

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2 responses to “10 More Incorrect Assumptions About Writers

  1. dgkaye June 19, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    I’ll say those are crocks of crap. I especially like ‘writers don’t work that much’ – NOT :)

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    • Alexander M Zoltai June 19, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      :-)

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