19 Problems That All Writers Have When Writing A Bestseller

19 Problems That All Writers Have When Writing A Bestseller

Brain surgeons aren't the only ones with a hard job.

Being a writer is harder than it seems. You literally have to make something out of nothing, bring characters to life, and bring the reader into the story. Not to mention the countless hours it takes to just write one page of content that you later scrap. Here are all the problems that every writer will encounter at least a million times while writing a story.

1. You can’t think of the word you want to use.

It's always the worst when you have a word at the tip of your tongue but just can't think of it. It's enough to make you go crazy. Luckily there is always Thesaurus.com or Tip of My Tongue!

2. Most notebooks contain scribbles of things you can’t always read.

I swear it's something that is utterly amazing... I just can't read it. But it's great. I swear. Let me just... figure this out...

3. You write something amazing, then read that exact same idea in a book.

It's always hard to have a great idea, and then read the exact thing in a book. Or movie. Or show. All the more motivation to come up with something better.

4. You have it all mapped out in your head from the plot twists to the second book, yet you can’t get yourself to write it all out.

It seems so put together in our head... yet it's so hard to write.

5. One whole day consists of just figuring out character names.

You have to come up with a good variety of names that not only fits the character but also has meaning. You also can't have too many names that start with "A". So many things to consider for a simple name.

6. You have great pieces of dialogue and scenery but no plot to add it to.

All would be perfect if you could just think of a great plot, develop characters, and make an outline, to add this dialogue to. Is that too much to ask?

7. Your writing seems boring and predictable because you’ve read and edited a billion times.

You just got to push through.

8. You spend more time watching stories in your head than writing them.

The magic of our brains.

9. You either write ten words or ten chapters, there is no in-between.

What you see is what you get.

10. Wanting to skip ahead to write your favorite chapters.

And you do because you have to write that scene and it will keep bugging you until you do.

11. Googling questionable things such as “how to hide a dead body,” and “can you die from a pencil stabbing your heart.”

.... Don't check my search history, please.

12. You know more about each character than you do your own best friend.

You know what they say about fictional characters... they're better than real people.

13. You shed many tears over just trying to get everything in your mind onto paper.

So many things... my hands can't type fast enough.

14. You go through many cups of coffee.

My blood type is coffee.

15. Your sleeping schedule gets messed up due to your random spurts of inspiration.

My mind likes to think of the best stuff at 2 AM.

16. You think your writing is great until you read someone else's writing.

If everyone could just write really horrible to boost my self-esteem that would be great.

17. Making up names for cities, character names, etc. can be problematic for Word.

Sorry, Microsoft Word...And Monica.

18. You sometimes get so excited while writing that you misspell words... multiple times.

Sorry, Winston...

19. You have multiple half-written books.

It's not my fault I get bored with one story and get a new idea right after.

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1. Smile all the time.

Guys want to be with girls who are always happy. Men get severely uncomfortable when all the women around them are not Cheshire cat level elated all the fucking time. Why are you mad? Why do you look so pissed? Are you defective? Autopilot your brain to borderline creepy giddiness before men get the idea that you might actually be capable of a full range of human emotion.

2. Be smart.

Men want women to be smart, but never smarter than them. Don’t know or say anything too much about anything specifically – except sports.

3. Eat like a man, look like a lady.

How many burgers can you fit in your mouth at once? Better, even, how many hotdogs? Have the appetite of a grizzly bear, but eat like a cute tiny rabbit, or Kate Upton faking an orgasm. Oh, and never, ever get above a size 4.

4. Play video games.

No guy can resist a girl who loves to play video games (in her underwear). Fifa, 2K, Smash, Kart – know them all. If you can’t at least beat his worst friend at his favorite game, you’re not a keeper.

5. Love beer.

If you can’t throw ‘em back like one of the guys, you’re not wifey. Yeah, that Norwegian IPA no one's ever fucking heard of? You got it. Bud Light? Sure. Fat Tire? You love that shit. Feel free to let out that beer burp while you’re at it, but the burp you’d imagine a Japanese dwarf squirrel would let out after eating rainbows. Oh, and don’t forget, size 4.

6. Be a freak, but also a nun.

We all know that lyric (thank you, Ludacris, so much). Hit those yoga poses hard because he wants you to bust that shit out like you’ve done it before. But you haven’t … right? Have you?!

7. Keep him on his toes.

No man wants a woman who is predictable and boring. Challenge him. Keep him intrigued. Drop an F bomb every now and then. Learn a foreign language in your spare time so that you might give the illusion of being exotic in bed (Slavic languages sound super sexy). Induce yourself into an epileptic seizure. Whatever it takes to keep it interesting.

8. Have quirks.

Ah, quirks. The things that make people unique. The things that make people, people. You must have at least three of these but no more than five. Think relatable Stepford Wife.

9. Be hot.

This is potentially the most important, and luckily I don’t need to tell you how this works. Look at anything. Anywhere. That ever existed.

10. Never, ever get mad.

The worst thing you can do as a woman is challenge a man’s authority. Don’t talk back. Don’t think. Don’t have expectations. Sit. Roll over. Hold the bark.


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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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