The Write Life


At The Billfold, Christine Sneed gets real about the long, hard path to finding success writing books—even after being published—and why she wouldn’t have chosen a different career path regardless:

I can’t imagine not being a writer. Maybe this seems a failure of imagination. I know that if I needed a steadier and better income, I’d be better off going back to school and becoming a doctor or accountant. When people ask me if they should become writers, I tell them yes, if the experience of writing—all by itself—brings them joy. Because that’s the only way they’ll reliably find it.

Katie O'Brien is an English major at Cornell University, where she writes for kitsch magazine, DJs for a rock station, and complains about the cold. Find her on Twitter @abluekite. More from this author →