Writing for a living: a joy or a chore?

originally posted March 4, 2009
May 2021: reformatted; some links updated; some text revised as needed

The article, “Writing for a Living: A Joy or a Chore?” was posted on the Manchester (UK) Guardian‘s website yesterday, March 3, 2009, and it takes an interesting look at how the following contemporary authors answered that very question. (Note: the links below jump to additional information about each author.) Some of their responses—and their reasonings—may surprise you.

Be sure to scroll down and take a look at the readers’ comments, too—you wouldn’t want to miss those!

UPDATE:  I thought it might be interesting to get some more modern perspectives on this question, as well, and found the following relatively current thoughts . . .

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