Dear Ryan,

No one pays me for writing. I do it because I have no choice & because I love it & because there is nothing else I’d rather do. Also, because I won a bet — or lost it, I’m not sure, I might have been slightly drunk at the time.

Anyway, if you don’t love writing, don’t write, there’s no no money in it. There’s money in law & accounting — go there.

Also, there is money is coding (I have no idea what that is), computers (ditto) & sex (go to Vegas or advertising). Otherwise, writing pays for the few & fortunate. Don’t believe me? How many Stephen Kings do you know? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

No one writes for money. Everyone writes for love. I sometimes also write for potato chips, but I might have a drinking problem.

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Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

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