Friday, January 3, 2014

Pet peeves of a writer

Everyone has those things that they just cannot stand for other people to do. Pet peeves, ladies and gentlemen. It's my opinion that writers have their own special set of pet peeves.

Writers are creative people. When we get into the mindset of writing, it's this zone that is creative and consuming. Sometimes it's so hard to get into and once we get pulled out of it, there's no going back. Once we lose that train of thought that we had, that train is gone. Sometimes that train might not have another stop until the next day or days later.

So, ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to give you a few tips on dealing with the writer in your life. Here's a few things that you should never do when a writer is in her zone:

Never interrupt a writer who is writing, especially if those fingers are working overtime on the keyboard, unless the house is burning down or one of the kids is sick.
Never ask a writer about their project until they're ready to tell you about it. We're protective over this stuff.
Never give a writer grief about the amount of time they spend writing. For most writers like me, we write not just because we want to, but because we have to. We have to get the stories out of hour heads.
Never tell a writer to get serious. To us, the work we're doing is serious.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, but these are the important ones. Be nice to the writer in your life, and they will be grateful to everything that they do for you.

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Edited by - Stephanie King