Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Because Everyone Else Is Jumping Off That Bridge

I will, as well.

John Scalzi had a long, detailed post about the financial truths of the writing life yesterday. If you have any thoughts about being a writer -- particularly a full-time writer of fiction -- you owe it to yourself to line up and let Scalzi bop you with the Cluestick.

Notable among the hordes linking to the Scalz-meister are Justine Larbalestier and Keith R.A. DeCandido, both of whom make the point that New York City isn't necessarily as expensive as he thinks it is (and that it has other advantages). Others have also mentioned that while many writers have been lucky enough to have understanding spouses with stable jobs to support them, planning to snag such a person is not so simple.

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