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Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living with Your Creativity by Christopher Duncan

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Introduction

I’ve been a creative creature my entire life. It’s not something I chose. It’s just the way I’m wired, factory defects notwithstanding. I suspect it’s the same for you. We don’t create because we woke up one morning and thought it would be an interesting way to spend the day. We bring our art to life because we’re compelled to do so. I could no more make my creative urges disappear than I could stop my heart from beating.

Self-expression can be great fun, and it gets even better when there’s an enthusiastic audience. What it’s not so great at is paying the bills. Everyone’s familiar with the term starving artist, and for good reason. The world is full of incredibly talented people who work at a job they hate because they can’t make ...

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