1. Writers are only here to publish the stories people want to read, exactly the way they want them told.
2. Writers don’t care if you say mean things about/to them.
3. Writers have more free time than everyone else.
4. Writers don’t have “real” jobs.
5. All writers want to get a book published.
6. Anyone can be a professional writer as long as they have a good idea.
7. Writers only want to talk about writing.
8. Writing is easy.
9. If you tell a writer an interesting story, they’ll definitely want to write about it.
10. Most writers are only interested in getting “clicks.”
11. Writers aren’t interested in hearing your story ideas. (We are! But you should write what you say you’re going to write! And we’re not gonna do it for you!)
12. It’s too late/too hard/too pointless to start writing now. (DO IT. DO IT NOW!)
Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a staff writer with The Cheat Sheet, a freelance editor and writer, and a 10-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.