How to Survive Living With a Writer
Top 10 Tips
- Never, ever ask when the book will be published.
- Don't ask a writer if they wish they had written the most recent best-seller.
- Never say you're thinking of writing a book. Never, ever say you'd also write a book if only you had the time.
- Don't call the police if you happen to see a writer's browsing history. The average writer is not planning to poison you, hire a hit man, or move to Afghanistan. It's simply research.
- Leave a writer alone when the writer is actually writing. You have no idea how difficult it is to enter the zone.
- Don't pick unfair fights with a writer. Writers do get their revenge in print.
- If you do want to fight, make it memorable. The writer is always looking for material.
- If your writer wanders off at a party, don't panic. Writers love to inspect the host's bookshelves and medicine cabinets.
- Buy your writer notebooks and cute pens as gifts. Do not buy flowers. Chocolate is also acceptable.
- Leave your writer alone when a rejection letter arrives. After the deadly silence, screaming, crying, moaning, and muttering have subsided, offer your writer a cup of coffee or tea. And a cupcake. And a huge hug.
(courtesy of WritersWrite)