The hazards of getting what you want as a writer

full-time writerMany writers hope to earn enough by being published so that someday they can give up their day jobs and the wretched “normal” existence that has inspired so much of their material. Never mind that writing full time might tend to insulate creative writers from the rest of the people in the world who aren’t creative writers, which can result in stories whose supposed realism seems to be based on television crime dramas or whose narrative tension is built entirely from a kind of introspection that denies, or is oblivious to, the universality of human experience.

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