NO, I’m not drunk or antisocial (Negative Writer Stereotypes)

6/5/17

Ya know what I hate? Telling people, I’m a writer, only to have them ask me if I have a drinking problem. HA HA HA, yes, very funny. >:(

If you consider yourself a writer, chances are that you’ve seen lists online such as this one – Top 10 Author Stereotypes. Everyone has the obligatory blog, YouTube video, or article listing all sorts of stereotypes associated with being an author/writer. Most are benign; some are insulting. Here’s the thing, I consider myself a writer…and I don’t meet hardly any of these stereotypical qualities!! The problem with stereotypes is that they lump a group of people together, ignoring their individuality, and then paint them all with the same brush. Which is the crux of the problem when dealing with ANY form of stereotyping.

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