Twitter is channelling writer angst, gripes, and chuckles over things people say to established writers.
“Oh, you’re a writer? When I retire, I want to write a book too.”
“So are you still writing or are you working now?”
“I really like your work! Will you write for us? Oh, we don’t pay.”
How do you spell conflabigation? You’re a writer, aren’t you?
I love your work. It’s just like, oh, that other guy, you know?
And then there’s this one from Guy Gavriel Kay.