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?
and
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?

11 comments:

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.

LOL...