Top 10 Ways to Tick Off a Writer

by Ane Mulligan @AneMulligan
Writers
are strange and have lots of weird quirks and habits about writing. You should be
careful around writers. If you tick-off one, you might end up in their
book…as a dead body. So I offer the 10 top things for you to avoid:
1.
Ask her if her book is ever going to be published.
2.
Ask if she wishes she’d written the latest bestseller.
3.
Say you’re thinking of writing a book, if you had the time.
4.
Say you have a great idea for a book and you want her to help you write it.
5.
Interrupt a writer whenever you want. Getting into the zone can’t be that hard.
6.
Tell her writers are always looking for material and your life would make a
great book.
7.
Ask her to write your neighborhood’s newsletter. After all, she doesn’t have a
real job.
8.
Ask her how much money she makes.
9.
When you go to lunch, always let her pay. After all, writers make a lot of
money.
10.
Offer your thoughts on the reason she got a rejection letter or a bad review.

What
would you add to the list?
While a large, floppy straw hat is her favorite, bestselling novelist Ane Mulligan has worn many: hairdresser, legislative affairs director (that’s a fancy name for a lobbyist), drama director, playwright, humor columnist, and novelist. Her lifetime experience provides a plethora of fodder for her Southern-fried fiction. She firmly believes coffee and chocolate are two of the four major food groups. President of the award-winning literary site, Novel Rocket, Ane resides in Suwanee, GA, with her artist husband, her chef son, and two dogs of Biblical proportion. You can find Ane on her Southern-fried FictionwebsiteGoogle+FacebookGoodreadsTwitter, and Pinterest.