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A perspective on being a writer, the whys and wherefores

Here is a post in which a writer (Sharon Lee of Liaden fame) briefly discusses why writing is a job, and why having a regular day job too is only one way to go about being a writer, etc., and about a recent "new" way to gain slightly more consistent income while still writing novels. Specifically, Catherynne M. Valente is writing her new novel in serialized, web-published format, and is asking for donations. This "virtual-busker" web publication format is how the most recent two Liaden novels were written (Fledgling and Saltation), so Sharon is a voice of experience.

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