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    10 Of The Best #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter Tweets

    Twitter's trending hashtag proves writers are even more misunderstood than we thought (especially poets).

    Twitter has spoken, and it turns out that even the most successful writers are forced to deal with the same type of bullsh*t on the daily. Writers of all ages, places, and genres have taken to Twitter to vent about the sort of ignorance that a disturbingly large portion of the population seems to harbor with regards to freelancing, writing fiction, memoir-writing, and—perhaps unsurprisingly—writing poetry. Are we surprised? No. Is this a salty gold mine? Definitely. Keeping with the theme, here are 10 of most Pulitzer-worthy:

    1.

    You should get [inaccessible super famous person] to blurb your book! #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter

    2.

    9. you know what's also a bestseller? the bible. #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter

    3.

    Hey! Hey! I found a typo on page 66. Of your published book. Why didn't you proofread it? #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter

    4.

    "Oh you're a writer? My aunt's friend's gardener's plumber is a writer. You should ask them for some advice." #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter

    5.

    I read your book. Online. For free. #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter

    6.

    "You're ugly and your transitions are forced. Also, you're not pulling off that tweed." #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter

    7.

    "We can't pay you or provide travel but we'd love you to travel 3 states over to read for us." #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter

    8.

    #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter "Coffee is not a reasonable replacement for a meal."

    9.

    "We are foreclosing on your home. Please have your belongings removed by 10 AM Tuesday morning" #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter

    10.

    I'm worried you'll die before your series gets finished. #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter

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    Moral of the story: be nice to your writer friends. Most likely, they're already frustrated, and even if they're not, they're probably on the verge of writing the Next Best American Novel, and if you make them angry, you won't even get a "thank you" in the acknowledgements section. And that would just feel crummy.

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