5 Famous Writers Who Had Unrelated Jobs For Years (And You Probably Never Even Knew) [AmReading.com]

Now, when you tell people you want to become a writer, the general reaction is not particularly effusive (a polite cough; a raised eyebrow; maybe a tight smile bordering on a sneer). And, given the low rate of pay many companies like to offer writers first starting out (sometimes $0), they do have a point. Indeed, it’s basically professing to be seeking a life of poverty (not every aspiring author is offered a life-changing sum for the publishing rights to their precious novel; even fewer the debut youngster) […]

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