How to make it on a writer’s income

Lawrence Block has a great, great blog post (originally written in 1981) about how to make it on a writer’s income - a lot of it comes down to cultivating certain attitudes.

One thing he talks about is the dangers of “sure money.” “There are more ways than one to run scared. In my own case, fear has tended to manifest itself more in terms of an inability to take chances at the typewriter. For a few too many years I wrote pulp novels on regular assignment for sure money rather than risk failure by attempting something more ambitious.”

You can read all of Lawrence Block’s great post here.




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