The Education of Oronte Churm
September 18, 2009 - 8:47pm
I know a couple- or three-dozen writers well enough to know that none live by writing alone. (I don’t know Stephen King.) I’m guessing one of them does earn enough from his novels that he could retire his endowed chair, but why would he? A couple more could write full-time if they scaled back to grad-student level existence. But most teach, live in dual-income homes, or rob graves for mad scientists to feed their art. (And before you send me nasty-grams, let me say that some of us love robbing graves too and see no compromise in it.)
September 10, 2009 - 6:59pm
Editor and writer Erika Dreifus has posted an interview with me that was originally in her monthly e-newsletter, The Practicing Writer, a go-to place for finding all kinds of opportunities and resources for creative writers.
September 8, 2009 - 12:53am
I’m gratified by the response to my last post, which got more comments than any other in recent memory, except for the ones in which I gave away stuff for free. It’s good to know what sorts of things engage an audience.
September 4, 2009 - 12:30am
Today’s news brought word of adjunct teachers in higher education being “hidden” by their employers in order to improve U.S. News & World Report rankings.