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Poor Starving Writers – A Thought from Robert Bloch

So I had this problem – work or starve. So I thought I’d combine the two and decided to become a writer.

Robert Bloch

I’ve never read any of Robert Bloch’s work (apparently he wrote Psycho), but this quote sums up why I’ve never really dared to commit to writing for a living. I don’t wanna starve!

Of course, doing a Bachelor of Arts in History is not much better as a guarantee of making enough money to live off of – come to think of it. Looks like I could starve either way. 🙂

I should be more like Gustave Flaubert, who apparently said,

“Writing is a dog’s life, but the only life worth living.

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