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Recession Writing Survival Tips

amandambd.jpgAs novelist James Ellroy reminded us yesterday, the job outlook for writers these days is positively Darwinian.

Today’s guest on the Morning Media Menu was FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst, talking about her recent trip to The Today Show. With the help of financial reporter Jean Chatzky, she received advice about surviving as a freelancer in these rough times for writers–good intelligence for all literary types during these gloomy days.

Here’s an excerpt from this morning’s show: “I’m a freelancer, and going from being unemployed to being a freelancer, I’ve been totally afraid to look at my bank statements. I needed someone to help me deal with it, because I don’t know what I’m doing.”

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