Hi all. It’s IWSG Day and you know what that means! It’s another first Wednesday of the month. When writers like myself share our current concerns, fears, doubts about writing. As well as our successes while doling out encouragements. A writer’s life is a challenging life indeed. And it’s thanks to Alex Cavanaugh, for creating this group. And gathering us together, that it has become a more bearable one.
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As writers, we have our hang ups and landmines when it comes to writing. And #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter, which started trending last month, gathered us en masse on Twitter. After all, as writers we can be our own worse critics. But when others look down at our craft and or sneer at the creative process as if it’s so easy…I’m at a loss for words.
Needless to say, I had a great time writing and reading some of the tweets. Though sad but true. So let’s vent and to start off, here are my tweets, counting down from 10 to 1:
This tweet was inspired by the memory of my mom flipping out when she read a college survey I filled out. I wrote in my interest of studying creative writing and taking a music elective course. She thought I wanted to waste money/tuition to write music:
Now this one below is a true story. Straight out the mouth of my HS teacher:
Here are some of my favorite tweets from other writers:
You can read some of Dan Koboldt’s favorite tweets here.
What have you been told by others when they hear you’re a writer? Or what do you wish to say when you hear such comments? Please share in the comments section below.
PS Read what Sarah McCoy has to say about it #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter: An Etiquette Lesson