Michael Snyder, author of the hilarious My Name Is Russell Fink, recently asked me to contribute a guest post to the group blog The Master’s Artist. Please check out my tongue-in-cheek tutorial on why being a writer may not be the best life decision: “15 Reasons Not to Become a Writer (Or ‘Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Ernest Hemingway’)”.
Excerpt: I suppose it’s possible that a few starry-eyed folks out there have yet to be awakened from the happy notion that writerdom is only a step down on the glam scale from actordom or pop-singerdom. So for the sake of any of you who are still nursing dreams of dashing off a few thousand words and promptly retiring to the easy life of contemplative bliss, double lattes, and large paychecks, I suppose it’s really only the least I can do to point a few of the hard, but all too true, reasons why you should seriously consider abandoning these crazy ambitions to become a writer...
Story by K.M. Weiland