Posts Tagged: career

A Step Towards a Good Thing

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We believe this is critical to our future: to publish the best books that appeal to readers everywhere, we need to have people from different backgrounds with different perspectives and a workforce that truly reflects today’s society. Penguin Random House has dropped the requirement for job applicants to have a college degree in hopes that […]

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Famous Writers with Weird Jobs

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Did you know that Chuck Palahniuk worked as a bike messenger? Or that both Stephen King and Ken Kesey worked as janitors? Or that Charles Dickens labeled jars in a shoe factory? Electric Literature has a fun infographic detailing these odd jobs and more. This should make writers of any stage feel better about the weird […]

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Disappearing Digital Ink

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Writers like to believe their words will make them immortal. But in the digital age, most writing careers outlive publications. Carter Maness discovered that most of his career as a music journalist has faded from existence as the publications that published and paid him shut down the servers hosting his words. This evaporation of content can […]

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