21 Questions Writers Are Sick Of Being Asked
"Can you do me a favour?"
"We really like you. Can you give us a shout-out in one of your articles?"
"Can you help write a creative essay for my daughter's school project?"
"Can you please make my résumé for me please?"
"Can you please proofread this 10-page essay for me?"
"Are you looking for a 'real' job?"
"Can you pleeease come up with a caption for this? You're the writer."
"Can you help me write a birthday wish? You know, since you're good at this."
"Can you put in a word for me at the organisation where you work (as a writer)?"
*Writes something terrible* "So, was it good? Asking because this is what you do."
"Ugh, why did you write that?"
"Can you please do my assignment?"
"So since you're a journalist, you can write about politics, right?"
"So do you smoke a lot of cigarettes?"
"But I'm sure you drink a lot of coffee, right?"
"So my boss asked me to do this but I don't know how. Can you do it for me?"
"Can you create a blog for me and teach me how to blog?"
*Phone call* "Hey, what's another world for 'contemplation'?"
"Wow, so you can't even write a free report for me? It's not like I'm asking you for a huge favour."
"I love your work and I'm really inspired by you and I was wondering if you could--"
And the worst: "Will you write an article for us? We can't pay but it'll do wonders for your exposure."
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