It’s Halloween, a holiday especially close to the heart of most fiction writers. Why? Because it’s all about pretending to be someone (or something) else. No doubt, many of you will be celebrating this special day by dressing up, going door to door with pillowcase in hand, and pigging out on the obscene amounts of candy you’ll gather. But what to wear? That’s the big question.
To help you decide, we at Beyond the Margins have compiled a list of the Top Ten Best Costumes for Writers. Not only do these costumes promise to maximize your candy-to-dress-up-effort return, but they may also help your neighbors finally understand what it is you do all day. Happy trick or treating!
Top Ten Best Costumes for Writers
10. Rejection Letters – Don’t be proud – go straight for the pity vote. That’s right, sew those dozens of rejection letters into a costume that screams personal pain and misery. What you lose in self-respect, you’ll gain in extra candy. (Who knows? Maybe someone will even slip some Prozac into your bag.)
9. Giant Self-Published Book Pez Dispenser – Perfect for the newly self-published author. Dress as a giant Pez book-dispenser! Just throw your head back, push out a freshly-bound copy of your book, and plop it into the hands of any unsuspecting goblin or witch passing by. Better yet, trade your books for candy! Not only will you be spreading the joy, but you’ll have achieved the most perfect promotion model known to man.