Writers Have The Best Jobs Ever

Victoria Corriere
Apr 3, 2018 · 3 min read
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“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ~ Anton Chekhov

And just like that.

We Get To Be Creative

“You can make anything by writing.” ~ C.S. Lewis

Anything.

Alternate universes… alternate realities… time travel.

Beautiful homes… beautiful clothes… beautiful people.

Ugly people (and I’m not talking about their faces).

We can make anything.

We take 26 letters and create new ways to rearrange them.

Over and over and over again.

Differently than the last time.

Sometimes we do this to say something new. Sometimes we say a known thing in a new way.

To propose a different perspective.

We don’t write to end a discussion, we write to start one.


We Get Free Therapy

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”~ Louis L’Amour

Got something bothering you? No problem.

Maybe what you put down on the page is only for yourself.

But maybe what started out as something only for yourself turns into something other people can relate to as well.

And just getting it out of your head always makes things clearer.


We Get Paid To Learn

“If in doubt, just walk until your day becomes interesting.” ~ Rolf Potts

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sponge. This is my happy place.


We Get To Help People Find Their Audience

“Selling is serving, helping others find solutions, impacting lives positively with passion and integrity.” ~ Farshad Asl

Sure, sometimes we sell things.

It could be stories inside books.

Or maybe it will be products through copywriting.

Or reputations through content marketing.

Which means…


We Also Get To Help That Audience

“The truth is we all have the same purpose, and so we should all quit looking. Our purpose is to serve humanity.” ~ Tim Cook

Sometimes we’re fortunate enough that what we write helps people find the exact things they need to solve their problems.

Does it get any better than that?

Oh wait, it does!


We Get To Work From Anywhere

“I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” ~ Carl Sandburg

We get to work from anywhere on the globe.

We get to work from any coffee shop in our town.

We get to work from any room in our home.

In our pajamas.

In our pajamas, people.

In. Our. Pajamas!


We Get To Earn A Living Doing Something We Love

“A word after a word after a word is power.” ~ Margaret Atwood

Just imagine…

What if every human on the planet…

made their way in this world…

by spending their days creating…

and serving humanity…

doing a thing that he or she LOVED doing?

I can’t even stand how happy it makes me to imagine that possibility.

In the meantime, they’ll just have to settle for us.

Writers.


P.S. Don’t forget to be awesome today! ❤️


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