I came across the very funny “How to Chat Up a Writer” on Pear Tree and A Year and a Day author Leslie Pietrzyk’s blog (thanks to a tweet by this week’s 1st Books guest, Fobbit author David Abrams), which I thought would be terrific “Friday Fun.” A sample:
“A writer? Are you published?”
This is a punch to the gut to any writer not published, or not published much. It’s a big, bold step for most of us to call ourselves a “writer.” If we weren’t a “writer,” we would have called ourselves something else. We’re writers, published or not. And what we’re thinking is: You’re a lawyer? Have you won any Supreme Court cases?
Try instead: What do you write?
Really wonderful. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.
Have a fun Friday, and a great weekend! – Meg