Most Artists Had Day Jobs

Many people believe that a creative life requires a patron, wealthy parents, or a stroke of luck, making it seem impossible to achieve while working full time. However, in reality, it is more common to pursue art alongside a day job, dedicating evenings and weekends to creative pursuits. In the video above, Dana Gioia, formerly a VP of Marketing at a Food Company and now recognized as a poet and literary critic, provides numerous examples of well-known writers who also held day jobs.

February 6, 2024

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