Every writer has land mines. Things people say to be “helpful” that make you want to lunge across the table at them.
Here are a few of mine:
1) When someone with no experience in publishing and no actual knowledge of the publishing industry, tell me to write x type of books because those sell.
2) When someone who has never written a novel or a short story tells me how to write. Especially when they use “You should…”
3) When someone asks me when I’m going to get a job. You know a real job.
What are your writer land mines?