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anniken-davenport's picture
“It might be dangerous for you to have too much time to write. I mean if you took off a year and had nothing else to do but write and weren’t used to doing it all the time then you might get discouraged.”   Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being   I want to clarify that I am not taking a...
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And - yes - of course one can replace the word "gainful" with "painful". And, the thing about Kafka was that... he was great at his job. He even invented the hard hat. Top that!   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Strange Day Jobs of Authors Before They Were Famous by Emily Temple All...
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This is a lot of fun. The day jobs of renowned authors (incl. KAFKA), and what their salary might be Luv the descriptions.    Kafka in living wax        Day JobsTags:employment,getting paid,money,writing Spring 2010: "Arts & Letters" http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/visual/charts...
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   When my grandmother found out I wanted to be a writer, she chuckled and said, “Welcome to the unemployment line.”  I was stunned—not so much by the thought that most writers are unemployed, but by the sardonic humor coming from a seventy-five-year-old Unity minister in Central Point, Oregon. ...