"Why don't you want to write romance?"
I was 25, and attending a screenwriters networking event in Burbank. An older man walked up to me. “And what do you write, honey?“
"Sci-fi, action, and horror,” I said.
He winced. "A pretty girl like you? I’d think you would romance. Why don’t you want to write romance?“
I made some excuse and walked away. Ugh. I still remember that jerk, ten years later.