Top 10 Things Writers Are Sick of Hearing


The Top Ten

1 You just can't write like (insert writer here)

For one, that's not necessarily true. Two, maybe I don't like Edgar Guest, okay? (Or the other writer.) Three, other people don't like this writer. Four, I don't care, I'm still good. Five, you don't read any books, just like about everybody in modern day society, so why are you even saying this? - MaxAurelius

I've had this so many times. The moment I stated who my favourite authors are, my own personal writing style was compared to them. Well, no, thankfully I don't write like them; I have my own 'voice'. I merely use my favourite writers as a reliable source of inspiration and encouragement. - Britgirl

That's true, I don't write as bad as yourself. - MaxAurelius

Because that writer is not possessing me. Nobody writes the same way. - Cyri

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2 Put me in the story!

Funny story (pun intended, sorry): Someone asked to be put in the story. They died very quickly in an arena battle. - Cyri

3 When's the story done?

The more pressure you give, the later. I need to breathe! - Cyri

It's done this summer. Then I get into some seemingly unrelated books that tie into my next main series. - Cyri

4 Write (insert genre here), not the one you write.

I don't like reference books, lexicographer! - MaxAurelius

Write what you are comfortable writing. - Cyri

5 Writing is a linear process, right?

No. No it isn't. - Cyri

6 Just kill off (insert character name here)!

I like this character. Just for the fun of it, I'm going to put you in the story, and drop an anvil on your head, because my keyboard has the ability to.

EDIT: DO you just like death or something? - MaxAurelius

Characters, in their writer's brain, are like people within the mind and the page. When they die, the writer can feel like they lost something. - Cyri

Yes, just like their grandparent or misplaced wallet if they so dreadfully care about it. - MaxAurelius

Some fans are so messed up in the head that they send death threats to writers over who gets killed off or not. What is wrong with people? - Zach808

How about I kill you instead - RustyNail

As in the person suggesting it, or do you dislike me? Either one's acceptable, I can't please everyone. - Cyri

7 Writer's block doesn't matter, just keep going!

It does matter. In every story I write, I get several of these, and I'm not just going to write some trash simply because I can't think of anything else! - MaxAurelius

I have experienced writer's block but I just find ways to overcome it and nip it in the bud as quickly as possible. There is inspiration everywhere you look. - Britgirl

I should really heed my own advice on a "most annoying things while writing" list. (The title's something of that nature) - Cyri

Oh, for goodness' sake, it is affecting me right now! It is tough to get past sometimes! - Cyri

8 Make it more realistic.

People confuse "realistic" and "believable" quite often. A dragon, for example, is never realistic, but they can be believable in the story's world. - Cyri

9 That's already a thing.

Sometimes, that's the case. Other times, it's not. (If a select few of you are reading this, Nira is NOT a Peril clone! ) - Cyri

10 *Looks at first draft* Wow, you suck.

It's a first draft, nobody gets the story right on the first try! - Cyri

The Contenders

11 You should write this how I want it to be or I won't read your work anymore

Well, that's fine. If you don't like it, why should you see it? It's also not your story, dimwit. Sometimes the planet can't be destroyed by aliens, and just because you want it like that, there's no way that's how it's going to be. - MaxAurelius

As is the case with all art, unfortunately. Some people just have to have it their way. - Cyri

12 You must be a terrible speller.

What? - MaxAurelius

Oh come on! We writers do go back over and fix spelling! In't not that big of deal! - ILuv2ReadAndWrite

Wut no I'm a good spelr - Cyri

13 The main character will marry me?

Shipping and fanfics are horrible! Especially if self-insert.

Shipping is okay if they have a bit of chemistry. I just have it when it's taken too far or is unreasonable. So about 95% of ships. - Cyri

No, he'll be your ex, snob! Only because you asked! - MaxAurelius

No, they won't. I know exactly who ends up with whom. - Cyri

14 Oh, this character did (insert action here), they must be (insert weird lore thing here)!

I have something I intentionally left for theories to be made. It will get crazy if I get a larger audience. - Cyri

It's so hard to tell so many people no, and it gets annoying fast. - Cyri

15 Writing is easy

Thank you to the person who added this! It is only easy sometimes. It takes incredible patience. - Cyri

No way! - MaxAurelius

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