So this week Twitter was ablaze with writers joining in with the hashtag #tenthingsnottosaytoawriter started by Joanne Harris.
A list of things writers hear a lot that often amuse but also make us want to bang our heads against the desk, such as:
“How many books have you sold?”
“Should I have heard of you?”
“You should write a book like that Fifty Shades Of Grey”
“I’d love to write, if only I had the time”
“I’ve got a great idea for a book, you could write it?”
“Are you as rich as that JK Rowling?”
You get the idea.
I haven’t heard many of these yet but after reading the list, I’m now fully prepared for future conversations 🙂
However, I know that writing a book is a big deal not just to us writerly folks and is something everyone is interested in. So to help here are some questions we’d LOVE you to ask us:
“Your book sounds great, where can I buy it?”
“I loved your book, shall I write review of it online?”
“Can you sign a copy of your book I just bought?”
“I would love to have some writing advice, what resources could I use?”
“You write so well, why aren’t you as famous as JK Rowling?”
Well, us writers do like to dream after all 🙂
But be warned if you ask us anything, we may be taking notes …
So writers, what do you wish people would or wouldn’t ask you?
I’m now on Instagram! My username is: vickyjwalters. There will be lots of pictures of Harry 🙂