Who says the life of a writer has to be a serious one? These ten authors have taken great joy in the sometimes painful aspects of choosing the writing life.

On the Freelance Life

“The dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he’s given the freedom to starve anywhere.”
– S.J. Perelman

“The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.”
– Robert Benchley

On the Importance of Research

“Get your facts first then you may distort them as you please.”
– Mark Twain

On Finding a Publisher

“If Moses were alive today he’d come down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments and spend the next five years trying to get them published.”
– Anonymous

On the Payoffs of Writing

“Writing a book is like telling a joke and having to wait 2 years to know whether or not it was funny.”
– Alain de Botton

“If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing.”
– Kingsley Amis

On the Writer’s Lifestyle

“Writers don’t have lifestyles. They sit in little rooms and write.”
– Norman Mailer

“The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.”
– Mary Heaton Vorse

“Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.”
– Ernest Hemingway

On the Writer’s Legacy

“Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.”
– Anonymous

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