Day and Write: Famous Authors’ Day Jobs

indexIt’s hard to imagine some of the great writers as anything else, but before they were famous these authors had normal day jobs.

William Faulkner: Before he became one of America’s greatest authors, William Faulkner worked as a night supervisor at a university power plant.

Stephen King: What’s scarier than Stephen King’s novels? Imagining him as a janitor or a gas pump attendant, but those were two of his day jobs prior to making it big.

James Joyce: James Joyce’s talents spread beyond the written word. He was also a talented tenor and even won a bronze medal at a music festival.

T.S. Eliot: It may not seem poetic, but T.S. Eliot was a regular bank employee while writing some of his famous works.

Charles Dickens: Before he wrote his novels, and apparently before child labor laws were in place, Charles Dickens was a factory worker at the age of twelve.

So don’t worry if you are not able to quit your day job yet and become a full-time writer. That might just mean you are on your way to becoming one of the greats.

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