Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Friday, August 3, 2007

Writer Warning Labels

In the interest of keeping good relations with our fellow human beings, I have decided that writers should come with warning labels.


-Likely to change subjects mid-conversation.

-Prone to shouting out strange things in public.

-Liable to leave bed in the middle of the night when inspiration strikes.

-May become violent when interrupted, especially when the interruption was something that could have waited.

-May be familiar with various ingenious ways to kill you... AND get away with it.

-Particularly hazardous when mixed with credit cards and bookstores.

-Use extreme caution when corresponding--unless you want your emails, letters, receipts, etc. proofread.

-Keep away from sharp objects when in the presence of rejection letters.

-If caught talking to herself, do NOT call local mental institution.

-If taken with rejection letters, please call 1-800-HERSHEY for antidote.

If you had to make a warning label for yourself, what would yours say?


Shannon said...

LOL! These are great. Definitely dangerous mixing bookstores and credit cards!
Mine would be: If you have just asked me a question and I'm staring at you, do not shake, snap your fingers or yell--you may make me loose my grip on the plot twist I was working on in my head and then I will have to kill you." (and as you've pointed out we have well-researched ways of taking people down!) he he

Alex Adams said...

LOL! These are so very true.

Mine would read: Do not piss me off or I'll kill you in my next book.

B.E. Sanderson said...

Those are both great! Good thing we're all such nice people, and we take our frustrations out in our work. ;o)

Here's one that's not so much a warning as a reminder:

Just because I stopped typing doesn't mean it's a good time to start talking to me.

WordVixen said...

Your "violent when interrupted" is exactly me, though I might add "do not interrupt: procrastination in process".

B.E. Sanderson said...

LOL Good one, WordVixen. And thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again. =oD

Travis Erwin said...

These are so very true. Great post.

I found you via Wordvixen's link by the way.

WordVixen said...

Thanks muchly! I'll definitely be stopping by- I had to add you to my blogroll as soon as I read a full page of posts. Your blog is great!