Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Work of Being a Writer

What is work?  They say writing is a “labor of love,” but it is still very much a labor.  Tell people you’re a writer and you’ll get mixed reactions but many—those who work with their hands, executives, lawyers, pretty much anyone with what they consider to be a “real” job—will cast doubt on the validity of your profession; that is, if you’re even fortunate enough to make a living from writing.  Mangrove caters to undergraduates, many of whom are on the cusp of graduation, so this should be a pertinent issue to our contributors and readers, who must be wondering, “How do I continue to write once I leave college?”

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