Many thanks to Unplag, who’ve been in touch with this great infographic on the unusual jobs famous writers have taken before they made it as an author. I think Jack London wins with “oyster pirate!”

Not sure I can claim FAME yet on the same level as these guys below, but I *have* had my fair share of unusual and menial jobs!

I’ve been a costume worker (dressed as a bear and a gnome, no less!); a cashier;  a waitress; a garage attendant; I’ve also worked in payroll, in an ice cream parlour, a waffles joint and a doughnut place. I’ve even been a skittles stacker!

The best job I’ve ever had is a tie between the ones I have now – script editing and writing. You can check out my books, HERE.

So don’t forget, if you haven’t given up your day job yet, don’t despair – you’re still on your journey, so keep on keeping on! Don’t forget to check out B2W’s other infographics at the bottom of this post. 

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Writers’ weird jobs before they made it

If you need to make your living, you’re ready to take practically any job. To become a real writer who enjoys his life and writing career, you need to walk a long journey. And work hard. However, thanks to famous writers now you know that it’s absolutely possible to walk per aspera ad astra (Lat. “through hardships to the stars”).

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One Response to Unusual Jobs Of Famous Writers

  1. Really informative AND fun, but I really missed Douglas Adams’ pre-HHG2G crazy jobs.

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