Is Writing Art or Profession?


For those who start within the establishment, professional writing is likely to correspond to drudgery, and they’ll seek to escape it. For those on the outside looking in, it’s a mark of legitimacy.

The reasons behind why writers write is arguably broken into two camps: for art and as a profession. Certainly neither is more legitimate than the other, but does one inspire more creativity? The New Republic explores the question.

Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →