An Alternative to Quitting Your Day Job

By Dave Fox
Seattle, Washington

[This post originally appeared on my Wordsplash blog in 2007.]


wordsplash-home-tmb“Don’t quit your day job” is a cliche that torments many an amateur writer. An aspiring romance novelist in Sioux City, Iowa, decided to go a different route.

Instead of quitting her job to work on her novel, Tanja Shelton decided to write her novel at work. Unfortunately, she got fired for doing it. KCCI television in Des Moines, Iowa, reports Shelton was fired from her job as a production control scheduler after her supervisor noticed Shelton was “typing almost constantly.”

Well at least she wasn’t suffering from writer’s block.

Published on Wednesday, December 26, 2007

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