An Exciting Career in Freelance Writing

Dennis Perrin doesn’t candy-coat much, including his own life. Today he muses about what one must do to make a buck as a writer:

“The downside to [not doing partisan hack-jobs] is that by speaking my mind, I don’t get steady writing jobs. My book deal is a pittance, basically gas money and maybe dinner for four at Applebee’s. That’s it. I’m essentially writing it for free, though I’m assured that once it appears, I’ll get all kinds of speaking and debate gigs. I’ve heard this dirge before. We’ll see.”

I remember a while ago we discussed why people accept political platforms a la carte. I suppose for professional pundits we can partially chalk it up to a fairly clear financial incentive.