Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Writing for a living

Keith Gessen sounds just like me:

There are four ways to survive as a writer in the US in 2006: the university; journalism; odd jobs; and independent wealth. I have tried the first three. Each has its costs.

1 comment:

Jay Stevens said...

"...a woman is to have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." -Virginia Woolf

Money is short in writing circles. That's a fact. But who said writing should be easy? Or rewarding?

This kind of abrasive pomposity from Gessen reminds why I'm glad to have left the world of literary fiction for political writing.