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Blount Wisdom on the Economy

The hilarious and wise Roy Blount, Jr. writes a don’t-miss column in the Authors Guild Bulletin (he’s president of that group.) His most recent entry is about the economy and writers. It applies to more people than writers.

“Look. It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors….For 33 years I have been a freelance writer, literally never knowing where my next dollar is coming from, even when I knew from whence it was supposed to have come three or four months ago….But I know this: Authors have been scared before, and not deterred.”

That’s the key strategy idea here: “NOT DETERRED.” And that definitely applies to all of us.

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