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by Ane Mulligan @AneMulligan
Writers are strange and have lots of weird quirks and habits about writing. You should be careful around writers. If you tick-off one, you might end up in their book...as a dead body. So I offer the 10 top things for you to avoid:
1. Ask her if her book is ever going to be published.
2. Ask if she wishes she'd written the latest bestseller.
3. Say you're thinking of writing a book, if you had the time.
4. Say you have a great idea for a book and you want her to help you write it.
5. Interrupt a writer whenever you want. Getting into the zone can't be that hard.
6. Tell her writers are always looking for material and your life would make a great book.
7. Ask her to write your neighborhood's newsletter. After all, she doesn't have a real job.
8. Ask her how much money she makes.
9. When you go to lunch, always let her pay. After all, writers make a lot of money.
10. Offer your thoughts on the reason she got a rejection letter or a bad review.
What would you add to the list?
While a large, floppy straw hat is her favorite, bestselling novelist Ane Mulligan has worn many: hairdresser, legislative affairs director (that's a fancy name for a lobbyist), drama director, playwright, humor columnist, and novelist. Her lifetime experience provides a plethora of fodder for her Southern-fried fiction. She firmly believes coffee and chocolate are two of the four major food groups. President of the award-winning literary site, Novel Rocket, Ane resides in Suwanee, GA, with her artist husband, her chef son, and two dogs of Biblical proportion. You can find Ane on her Southern-fried Fictionwebsite, Google+, Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, and Pinterest.