Quote of the Day: Writing is the hardest way of earning a living Posted on June 7, 2008May 22, 2019 by Chris Yeh “Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.” –Olin Miller
2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day: Writing is the hardest way of earning a living”
Obviously written by someone who’s never worked for a living.
Not sure how writing compares to working in a Chinese coal mine or an Alaskan crab boat, but a writer has a far better chance of seeing the sun rise the next day than either…
Yes, the physical hazards of the writing life are pretty minimal.
I think the bigger issue is that it’s difficult for people to earn a living by writing–largely because most people aren’t able to add value with their keyboard.