14 Things You Should NEVER Say To An Aspiring Writer.

Disclaimer: This post features a lot of sarcasm, a touch of anger (totally justified), and some of the best GIF’s you’ll ever lay your pretty eyes on. I have genuinely experienced every single point mentioned, here’s hoping I’m not alone.

1. ‘If you want to be a successful writer, just write’

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Of course, thank you for opening my eyes.

2. ‘So what else do you do?’

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This.

3. ‘If you’re a writer, why don’t you like, write a book or something?!’

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You know, I might do just that.

4. ‘I’m surprised books are still around, what with Netflix being so popular and all.’

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 Because obviously there’ll be a time when we have to choose between Orange is The New Black and Clockwork Orange..

5. ‘I suppose it’s simply just putting pen to paper really isn’t it?’

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Yup, you got it in one.

6. ‘You’ve spelt that wrong.’

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Thank you for acknowledging my momentary act of pure idiocy.

7. ‘So do you have a blog then? I love Tumblr!’

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Albeit a tad ironic these GIF’s were sourced from, you guessed it, Tumblr.

8. ‘Have you seen the new 50 Shades trailer? I just loved the book!’

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OK, I’m done.

9. ‘You look tired, why don’t you take a break?’

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A break from procrastination? Or the paragraph it took 3 hours to write?

10. ‘Yeah, this is actually quite good.’

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What we actually hear.

11. ‘God I hate writing, it’s just so boring, isn’t it?’

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Yes, yes it is.

12. ‘Surely you won’t be earning any money for a long time though?’

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This represents my response perfectly. Make-up et al.

13. ‘Just use your imagination.’

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Sure.

14. ‘I really hate those #number posts.’

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Well, if you’ve said any of the above, you’re probably not my favourite person, either.

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