Bizarre Things People Say to Authors

Use the comments under the original blog post, to let Lev and Ryan know of anything said to YOU – and enjoy reading the other comments as well 👍😄

A Writer's Path

by Lev Raphael

Nobody tells you that when you publish a book, it becomes a license for total strangers to say outrageous things to you that you could never imagine saying to anyone.

I’m not just talking about people who’ve actually bought your book. Even people who haven’t read your book feel encouraged to share, in the spirit of helpfulness.

At first, when you’re on tour, it’s surprising, then tiring — but eventually it’s funny, and sometimes it even gives you material for your next book. All the comments on this list have been offered to me or other writer friends in almost exactly these words:

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2 thoughts on “Bizarre Things People Say to Authors

  1. Interesting. You run a blog. You should read some of the hate mail I have gotten from running mine. Here I thought I was a decent human. That is until I read my hate comments. Wow what a jerk arrogant scum non human of different species I am. Nice to know. hugs

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