13 Habits That Make Writers Extremely Unlikable

Hands up those who are guilty of these habits (no sneaking off to the back door – it’s locked 😄)

Meg Dowell Writes

1. They always talk about writing but never actually do it.

2. They constantly beg other writers to read their stuff [for free].

3. They shower their followers with endless complaints about how awful it is to be a writer.

4. They only talk about themselves, even in their work.

5. Every conversation has to be about their writing life.

6. All they ever do online is promote their accomplishments.

7. They get overly defensive when others comment on and/or criticize their work.

8. They refuse to collaborate and interact with other writers and readers.

9. They’re “never wrong.”

10. They only put down and pick apart others.

11. Their way is the only way.

12. They deliberately discourage others from trying to make a living as writers.

13. They insist on being “the next J.K. Rowling.” Even when they haven’t published anything yet.

Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions…

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8 thoughts on “13 Habits That Make Writers Extremely Unlikable

  1. I am, as all those who know me will attest, a paragon of virtue. In fact my greatest quality is my modesty (you will never hear me saying how modest I am …). In all seriousness I can think of a 14th, namely using living individuals in one’s writing which is, of course an absolute no, no unless the writer obtains their explicit permision (preferably in writing and witnessed by an independent person)!

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