"Our aim, to swat liars and leeches, hypocrites & humbugs, demagogs & dastards"
-- The Yellow Jacket
Moravian Falls, N.C., 1919
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.
"...a woman is to have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." -Virginia WoolfMoney 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.
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