Friday Fun – The writer’s day job

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Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.

QUESTION: I’ve never heard of a writer who launched a career without first enduring years of studying the craft, collecting rejections, and working all kinds of other jobs in order to pay the bills. Some writers seek out day jobs that are writing-related such as copywriting, journalism, and so on. Other writers prefer jobs that have nothing to do with writing, opting to keep their day job and dream job as separate as possible. What’s your preference and why?

Lisa J. JacksonLisa J. Jackson: I don’t know how to answer this question! In a dream world I imagined working odd jobs (bartending in particular) to pay for rent and food while working on novels. That might…

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