The Boring Day Jobs Of Your Favorite Authors

A writer’s paychecks are often collected from sources completely unrelated to their writing — just ask your local liberal arts grad. Whether they work in the service industry or as desk-jockeys, many writers bide their time until they can get home and do what they really want: make art.

But that doesn’t just apply to the next Salinger or Steinbeck. Many of your favorite authors had to put in their menial time, too — and in some cases, you wouldn’t believe what day jobs they held:

Writers Day Jobs William Faulkner
Writers Day Jobs Haruki Murakami
Writers Day Jobs Kurt Vonnegut
Writers Day Jobs Stephen King
The Boring Day Jobs Of Your Favorite Authors
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Liz Lazzara
Liz Lazzara graduated from the University of Rochester with Honors in Creative Writing and Distinction in English. She currently works as a contributing writer for Ravishly and The Liberty Project.
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