Dating Writers

by wjw on September 17, 2010

Via Janice, a corrective providing reasons not to date a writer:

  1. Writers will romance you with words. We probably won’t. We write for ourselves or for money and by the time we’re done we’re sick of it. If we have to write you something there’s a good chance it’ll take us two days and we’ll be really snippy and grumpy about the process.

  2. Writers will write about you. You don’t want this. Trust me.

  3. Writers will take you to interesting events. No. We will not. We are busy writing. Leave us alone about these “interesting events.” I know one person who dates a terrific writer. He goes out alone. She is busy writing.

  4. Writers will remind you that money doesn’t matter so much. Yes. We will do this by borrowing money from you. Constantly . . .

  5. Writers are really passionate. About writing. Not necessarily about you. Are you writing?

And a bunch more reasons over here.

Matt September 18, 2010 at 12:29 am

I thought the way to date a writer was to cut them in half and count the rings….

Patricia September 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Matt – LOL !

Ralf the Dog September 21, 2010 at 5:59 pm

You can date a writer less destructively by taking a core sample. The other option would just be to find out how long they take to write a page, then count up their total work.

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