Friday, July 20, 2007
how not to talk to a writer: part one
Not surprisingly, I spend much of my time at a slim desk in my bedroom, facing a few pictures of Paris and a host of inspirational writing quotes. (With each new dawn, every writer gets a second chance to write well.—Eric Maisel) When I do venture outside and meet new people, at church or among friends, the questions come up: what do I do, and how do I do it.
I’ve never thought of myself as easily offended, but I’ve been surprised at the way others talk to and about writers. It’s not really their fault: While a lot of people read books, most don’t know what to say when confronted by someone who writes them. Or, even worse, someone who hasn’t written one yet but claims she will.