In my continued efforts to educate myself, I recently purchased a bundle of books offering help for writers. I’m exploring established writers’ methods for telling stories and making a career out of it and the bundled set seemed like a pretty decent deal.
I was surprised, though, at the common theme I found in no less than three of the set’s volumes (I’ll let you know if it shows up in more, I’m only five books into the twelve). It seems there’s a terrible truth about writers that I never knew! Surprisingly, the consensus from the likes of Chuck Wendig and Kevin J. Anderson, is not that writers need to ease up on adverbs or stop dangling their participles.
No. What’s apparently more egregious is that writers, when they finally crawl out of their caves, are sorely in need of a bath.
Let me allay your fears, gentle reader. Should we ever meet in person, whether it’s in relation to my writing or not, I promise that you will NOT find your senses assaulted by my presence.
I didn’t really need three books to inform me that,
“If you’re going to be in public, meeting editors, authors, and readers, follow these rules: *bathe, *brush your teeth, *wear clean clothes…”
Nor did I think it was a matter of such urgency that among the pro tips I would find:
“clean your body, you musky stank beast.”
I’ll just file this one under astounded.
What else is there about writers that I’m missing? Do enlighten me! If the comment box isn’t visible, click here.