Ten Careers To Consider If You’ve Gone Mad And Decided To Become a Writer

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Writing is literally an insane proposition: lock yourself in a closet and pound away at a post-apocalyptic vampire brony crossover series so that people you will never meet in real life or otherwise will think you are swell. Hapless individuals who are mulling over becoming a writer and the prospects of Scrooge McDuck piles of cash should consider alternative career paths.

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Top Ten Jobs for Writers Who Aren’t Hugh Howey:

10. Rick Steves: If your writing skills are limited to creating hyphenated names for a race of elf-dogs that live in the trees, maybe you can be a travel writer! It’s like being a fighter pilot without all the flying: hot foreign girls, lots of booze, and as much corrective fluid as you can sniff.

9. Nuclear Missile Technician: If you’re going to be locked underground and away from human contact, at least serve your country while doing it. Also, if the world ends you’ll be either George Peppard or Jan-Michael Vincent (awkward if female)

8. Insurance Salesman: You’ll jump off a bridge or put a shotgun in your mouth an average of ten years sooner with a career in insurance as compared to being a writer, so you’ve got that going for you, which is nice.

7. Fighter Pilot: Who doesn’t want to be a fighter pilot? That’s right––nobody. Even Communists want to be Communist fighter pilots.

6. Astronaut: In space, no one can hear your beta readers scream

5. Garbage Collector: Pick up other people’s trash, don’t publish your own

4. Day Care Worker: It’s a scientifically-proven anecdote that children make you stupid and violent. Apart from that benefit, you won’t have the free time to regret not becoming a writer

3. Toll Booth Attendant: At least you get to meet people

2. Politician: Every truly great writer is also a truly great liar

1. Journalist: No one will ever truly love you, but at least there’s alcoholism

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2 responses to “Ten Careers To Consider If You’ve Gone Mad And Decided To Become a Writer

  1. I don’t know…I can sniff a whole lotta corrective fluid….

    If you want to make enemies, try to change something. —Woodrow Wilson

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