More on Writing for nothing. Is money just the icing on the cake?
I’ve just found another quote about writing for nothing and I thought it would be a good companion to Mark Twain’s comment made a century or so ago. It is from another American, Brian Doyle, writing recently in The American Scholar. The son of a journalist, he is the editor of Portland magazine at the University of Portland and the author of Mink River.
…Also get a job; eating is a good habit and you will never make enough of a living as a writer to support a family. Be honest with yourself about the size of your gift. Expect no money but be diligent about sending pieces out for publication. All money is gravy…
Should you write for nothing? Would you? Do you?
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