Monday, July 26, 2010

"Answers to the Worst Writerly Questions" Game

There are some standard questions writers get asked which all writers hate. Today we're going to play a game where you get to answer those questions the way you REALLY wanted to.

First, what is the question you hate most?
What is your best answer?

I'll start.
Question: Why did you become a writer?
Answer: Because I have masochistic tendencies and I don't mind being perpetually broke.

Who's next?


Sue Guiney said...

Here's mine: Q: Is this autobiographical? A: Yes, everything I've ever thought in my head has actually happened to me, always. What a life I've led! :-)

Helen Ginger said...

Q: Have I read your book?
A: I don't know. Have you?

Lauri said...

@Sue- honestly what does the term "creative writer" mean??
@Helen- HAH! I laughed hard at that one, thanks!

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Q: Are you famous?

A: I guess not.

Lynda Young said...

Q: Why a writer? Why not a lawyer or a doctor?

A: because writing is the greater challenge.

jack pino said...

Q:why do you write?to make money out it?
A: yes
Q:do you know this is Africa. no one reads and no one will buy your book. you have to be realistic.
A:i try very much not to be realistic, that's why i keep writing.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Q: Oh, its a load of short stories?

A: Last time I looked, yes.

Q: When are you going to write a proper book?

A: When I grow up.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Q: Are you going to put me in your book?

A: No. I make people up.

Q: So, Im not interesting enough for your book?

A: I couldn't possibly comment.

bonita said...

Here's my most favorite writerly question. Answer suggestions gratefully accepted.
Q: What do you mean you can't stop and [insert request]? All you're doing is writing, it's not like you're working—

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Myne Whitman said...

Are you really a writer?

No, the book wrote itself.