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5 Responses to "33 1/3: 'And what do you do?'"
November 22, 2007 at 11:00 AM
I guess no one gets to call themselves poets. Except maybe Billy Collins.
November 22, 2007 at 09:58 AM
Geez people, can't you tell the guy's being SARCASTIC. No first-time author would be that snarky.
November 21, 2007 at 05:28 PM
YOWCH! Somebody set off a five-alarm fire. Can I be a barista if I make really bad money at it?
"Not a Writer" (according to John Niven)
November 21, 2007 at 04:48 PM
According to your bio it says you are a "screenplay writer." What movie did you write? I can't find your name listed anywhere on the IMDB. I'm assuming your script was made into a movie and that you are able to make a living off of it or else you wouldn't be calling yourself a "screenplay writer."
November 21, 2007 at 04:31 PM
"And, by the way, you're not allowed to call yourself a writer until that is how you earn your primary living. And by 'living' I mean an income capable of supporting a person living on more than rice crackers and rainwater." hey that's interesting. cuz when i looked up "writer" on dictionary.com it said: "1. a person engaged in writing books, articles, stories, etc., esp. as an occupation or profession; an author or journalist. 2. a clerk, scribe, or the like. 3. a person who commits his or her thoughts, ideas, etc., to writing: an expert letter writer. 4. (in a piece of writing) the author (used as a circumlocution for “I,” “me,” “my,” etc.): The writer wishes to state…. 5. a person who writes or is able to write: a writer in script. 6. Stock Exchange. someone who sells options. 7. Scot. a lawyer or solicitor." doesn't seem to say anything about not making a living at it. so, do you make a living writing a book about The Band?
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