Seven Reasons Not to Become a Writer

If you are one of those people who is still trying to figure out what they want to be when they grow up, here are seven reasons not to become a writer.

  1. It’s environmentally unsound. First drafts, revisions, and multiple submissions consume entire old growth forests.
  2. Writing will turn you into a mole, as you gather and convert family and friends’ most intimate secrets into material for your next story.
  3. People at parties will expect you to be as intelligent, witty, and charming as your characters.
  4. Scribbling notes while driving in heavy trafftypewriteric may be hazardous to your health
  5. You may be tempted to engage in a dangerous or illegal activity so that you can write what you know.
  6. Your editor’s opinion will matter more to you than your partner’s.
  7. Your parents, in-laws, and priest will have front row tickets to your wildest fantasies.

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