In the Rich Dad Poor Dad series, Robert Kiyosaki tells a story about an interviewer getting angry with him about his writing style.He explained that he was a best-selling author, not a best-writing author. He suggested that the interviewer should take a few sales classes to learn how to sell her great novel, and she, of course, stormed out upon his suggestion.
After that I realized there are plenty of stereotypes that go with being a writer… sadly pretty much none of them apply to me.
I don’t drink coffee
Surprise surprise! I really don’t like coffee. If you see me with coffee it isn’t because I was up all night writing. True I probably was up all night, but I am typically an early riser. I think a lot of the coffee obsession is the being an adult obsession. We didn’t get to have coffee as kids, so now we do it as adults because we can.
I don’t grammar
Grammar nazis are my favorite! When someone describes themselves as a grammar nazi… I know they are going to throw up a little when they read Drew Tolbert (dot) Com.
Typically grammar nazis are people that love the English language and they are too lazy to write an entire book filled with their knowledge or lack thereof.
I don’t act pretentious
My blog is 0% skill and 100% work. This is the English language’s equivalent of a ditch being dug. I don’t have huge ideas that no one has ever had. I probably haven’t written any original ideas. This blog is my life’s diary. Thank you for reading my diary.
It is humbling that I would ever write a headline that would be alluring enough to attract someone to read anything I have written.
With that being said, I make information easily digestible, and somewhat entertaining.
I just finished a great great book. (play on words) It was huge and good. Most people would never read it. The author should have written 2 books from the one. Then again… he is a best-selling author!
Thanks for reading