Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What writers talk about

I don't know if this holds true across the entire spectrum of writers because I don't often hang out with writers in the real world, but I have noticed some similarities in what writers talk about when they get together.

Beginning writers talk about the process--where they get their ideas, how many times they revise, what time of day they write, and so on.

Established and moderately successful writers talk about the business--who's buying, what they're paying, and so on.

Well-established writers talk about everything except writing.


Susanne said...

Michael -

No mystery when you stop to think about it.

Well-established writers spend almost every waking moment(and too much dream time)writing. It's only natural that we'd want to talk about anything else if we get a chance!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Noticed that as well and David Morrell commented on this at HHCC saying established writers should talk about it more to help newbies.