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Freelancing is a lifestyle that tends to appeal to people who have a somewhat unstructured approach to life (with the exception of my sister, also a freelance writer who  functions gloriously by organizing the unorganizable.) Anyway, I like the relatively free-form dance of my days, but yesterday I went on an usually light journey, just blowing in the breeze, sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry.

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When Og put the first cave painting on the wall, his father smacked him upside the head and said something akin to “but how will you make a living?”  And that is the question we have all wrangled with since, without making any real progress.

The truth is that art is not valued for what it is (see my last post on is it or isn’t it a Pollock?). The arts are in large part what makes us human, and yet we often treat them like an unnecessary luxury—cell phones and pedicures come higher on the list of life’s necessities. 

A NEW SERIES OF POSTS: Making a Living

So this will be the first in a series in which I explore how people who devote the majority of their time to art manage to pay the bills. And I’ll start with myself. I am a writer. 

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