Amateur vs. Professional Writing: A tongue-in-cheek comparison

Those of us who are writers understand “the job.” Like any other profession, being a writer involves the shattering of certain images and stereotypes, and certainly requires a serious sense of humor. Here are some “amateur vs. professional” anecdotes which illustrate a writer’s life in a lighthearted, albeit accurate, way. (READ MORE)

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writersThose of us who are writers understand “the job.”  Like any other profession, being a writer involves the shattering of certain images and stereotypes, and certainly requires a serious sense of humor.  Here are some “amateur vs. professional” anecdotes which illustrate a writer’s life in a lighthearted, albeit accurate, way.

AMATEUR WRITER:  I’m going create this amazing universe full of colorful characters!  It’s going to be fresh, new and fun!  People are going to flock to this story like mice to cheese.

PROFESSIONAL WRITER:  The next person to send me a nastygram about edits I made three days ago gets throat punched.

AMATEUR WRITER:   I can write a novel that’s even better than “The Hunger Games,” “Twilight,” “Divergent” and “The Expanse.”

PROFESSIONAL WRITER:  *looking at clock* Grrrr *looking at clock* AGH! *looking at clock* F*** it, I quit!

AMATEUR WRITER:  I just need to clean up this…

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